Getting Started - Python and pip¶
Let us get started with Python and pip.
Python is a programming language. We can install Python from python.org.
Python contain certain functionality in the form of functions out of the box. However, over a period of time the open source community of Python have come up with libraries for the common and reusable functionality.
Those libraries can be installed using
pip. It is nothing but Python’s package manager.
You can install, upgrade, uninstall, list the details of installed libraries using
Here is one of the common practice we follow with respect to starting a new application using Python as programming language.
Make sure right version of Python is installed for your project/application.
Create virtual environment for your project.
Activate and install required libraries.
Develop the required functionality.
We can deactivate the virtual environment or activate other virtual environment if we have to switch over to another Python application.
python3 -m venv demo source demo/bin/activate pip install pandas
As part of the demo we have used CLI. However, in actual projects we typically use IDEs such as Pycharm.