Installing Anaconda (numpy, scipy, pandas etc)
Anaconda is one of the most used Python libraries. It's actually a collection of the most popular python packages used in science, math, engineering and so on. If you intend to use python for scientific purposes I guarantee that sooner or later you are going to need one or more of these packages. Additionally, manually installing one or more of these packages individually is usually a hard tasks due to dependency issues that arise. So let's begin then...
In this guide, I will be using the installer that works with Python 2.7...
follow this link to download the proper version for your OS. If you're using Ubuntu just copy the download URL open a terminal and do:
wget https://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda2-5.1.0-Linux-x86_64.sh #
Make sure you use the latest version.
This might take a while so be patient...
When it's done do:
Anaconda2-5.1.0-Linux-x86_64.sh # Running the script
hit enter, and follow the instructions (press 'q' when the license appears, type yes and hit enter, and so on), when asked type "yes" to add the dependencies to your path.
After the installation has been completed type:
and you're done!
Type ipython into the terminal to verify that everything works (this actually checks only the iPython package but everything else should be alright as well)