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Learning Python Data Visualization by Chad Adams

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Chapter 2. Python Refresher

In this chapter, we'll go over some Python programming basics and common Python first- and third-party libraries used in Python development. In this chapter, we'll be working on Python Tools for Visual Studio, which works well for new Python developers, using standard 2.7 CPython. It will be fine if you're working on Mac, Linux Eclipse, or an editor of your choice. We will be using pip and easy_install in Visual Studio, but I will include notes for Mac and Linux commands as well.

Python basics

Let's start with creating a project in Visual Studio with Python Tools (VSPT). Go to File | New Project, then Python | Python Application, and call this solution Chapter2, as shown in the following screenshot:

Next, navigate to ...

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