SHAD UBC 2018 Programming Workshop: Python Installation

This workshop uses:

  • Python
  • matplotlib

Installing Python on Windows

Download and run the latest Python 3.6 installer from

  • Check the "Add Python 3.6 to PATH" box (see image below).
  • Click "Install Now".
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To confirm that Python is installed correctly, open the Python IDLE desktop app. NOTE: On Mac OS, don't use Python Launcher.

Installing Matplotlib on Windows

  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: