Python 2.7.3

I am now relearning statistics, oh what an exciting life I lead.
Since no learning is complete without procrastination, I though I would learn Python first.

Python is actually related b/c it is an ideal vehicle to screen scrape websites to get data for statistical analysis. And if you are so inclined you can use python for stats itself (SciPy, NumPy) as well as making pretty graphs.

Anyway, the latest version of Python is 2.7.3 and yes I am aware of version 3, but a lot of the popular modules still do not with with version 3.

Mac OS X 10.7.8 Mountain Lion comes with Python 2.7.2, to upgrade to 2.7.3 I used the following to help:

 

http://superuser.com/questions/388854/the-suggested-way-to-handle-pipeasy-install-with-homebrew
http://www.insomnihack.com/?p=442
http://www.insomnihack.com/?p=421 (old version of the link above)
http://www.thisisthegreenroom.com/2011/installing-python-numpy-scipy-matplotlib-and-ipython-on-lion/

 

Once I get confident with Python, I might just reinstall everything, but this time using a virtual environment for Python.

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