Material developed for Texas A&M University - Commerce course CSci 560: Neural Networks


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Installing Python

For a true interactive use of the notebooks (which you are required to use if you are taking the class) you need to install Python, IPython (for notebooks) and the required libraries scikit-learn, matplotlib and numpy.


You can install everything at once using a complete scientific Python distribution. Two good ones are the Enthought Python distribution (EPD, free for academic use) or Python-(x, y) (free for everyone).


For OS X, you can also use the Enthought Python distribution or the scipy-superpack.


Just use your package manager, for example on ubuntu or debian, use apt-get install python ipython python-matplotlib python-numpy python-sklearn.

Version requirements

You need to make sure to have at least IPython >= 0.11 installed. You can update using the programm easy_install.

Installing Scikit-learn

More tips on installing scikit-learn can be found on the scikit-learn website. If you used the Enthought Python distribution, I believe they will be installed for you as part of that distribution.

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