For easy install and use of python and libraries install Anaconda.

I struggled to install Python for several days and many other packages and it wasn\\\'t successful because I hadn\\\'t installed the service pack 1 update for Windows 7.

To install Anaconda go to the following website:

 r -> y removes the output from notebook

after you downloaded and installed Anaconda, to update all the packages, open the windows command prompt and type:


conda update conda
conda update anaconda

conda update --all


 Some R packages (not as useful as R)

conda install rpy2
conda install scikit-learn


A package to work with MS Excel

conda install openpyxl





After updating the size of anaconda folder was over 5.5 Gigabytes and I ran the following codes to clean it:

coda clean --tarballs

 conda clean --packages

Also you can use the following IDEs to use python



pip install lxml
pip install html5lib
pip install BeautifulSoup4



install ipyparallel

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