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< Preface | Contents | 1.1 Getting Started with Python >

Chapter 1. Python Basics


This chapter gets you started with Python, using it as a calculator, managing Python packages, getting familiar with the Jupyter Notebook. As you will see, Python has a great community with packages that could potentially do anything. At the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with Python, able to execute commands in Python, install and manage the Python packages in Jupyter notebook, and use Python’s basic mathematical functionalities.