SHAD UBC 2018: Python Installation

This workshop uses:

  • Python
  • matplotlib

See below for installation instructions on Windows and Mac OS.

Windows: Installing Python

Download and run the latest Python 3.6 installer from http://www.python.org/downloads.

  • Check the "Add Python 3.6 to PATH" box (see image below).
  • Click "Install Now".
Install Wizard - Page 1.PNG

To confirm that Python is installed correctly, open the Python IDLE desktop app.

Windows: Installing Matplotlib

  1. Open the Command Prompt desktop app.
  2. In the Command Prompt window enter python -m pip install -U matplotlib. This should result in the following:
 Screenshot: Installing Matplotlib on Windows

Screenshot: Installing Matplotlib on Windows

Mac OS: Installing Python

  1. Download and install the latest Python 3.6 package from https://www.python.org/downloads/.

Mac OS: Installing matplotlib

  1. Open the Terminal application (usually in the Other folder).
  2. In the Terminal window, enter python3 -mpip install -U matplotlib. This should result in the following:
 Screenshot: Installing Matplotlib on Mac OS

Screenshot: Installing Matplotlib on Mac OS