We will be installing Anaconda for the Linux operating system but the process is very similar for Windows. After the installation we will be updating anaconda itself and several Python libraries. After we finish updating our software, we have everything we need to begin analyzing data.
After the download is complete, you should get a file named like "Anaconda-1.6.1-Linux-x86_64.sh"
You should then see the following prompt:
Welcome to Anaconda 1.6.1 (by Continuum Analytics, Inc.)
In order to continue the installation process, please review the license agreement.
Please, press ENTER to continue
Continue until you finish the installation process and then close the terminal.
To update Anaconda, type on the Terminal:
conda update conda
conda update anaconda
To update the python libraries, type on the Terminal:
conda update ipython
conda update pandas
conda update tornado
Type on the Terminal:
If you received an error, please try the code below.
source bin/activate ~/anaconda/
Finally, go through all of the tutorials. The most important one to learn is pandas.