1.9. Installing libraries

The Anaconda distribution we installed also installed most of the key data science Python libraries/packages we will use throughout the semester. In the event you need to install a new package to add functionality to Python, e.g. matplotlib (which you already have!), you can

  1. Open Anaconda Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac) or a code cell in Jupyter Lab

  2. pip install matplotlib will install the package matplotlib.

Some packages can’t be pip installed, but hopefully you won’t need to deal with that this semester, so I’m going to skip discussion of such package installs.