Doing Math with Python

Software Installation

The programs in the book and the proposed solutions are tested to run on Python 3.5, matplotlib 1.4.2, matplotlib-venn 0.11 and sympy 0.7.6. The version numbers stated are the minimum requirements and the programs should also work with higher versions of the software. However, if there is any change, it will be noted accordingly here.

There are various ways of installing these required software but one of the easiest is to use the Anaconda Python 3 software distribution available freely for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Updating your existing installation

Once you have installed Anaconda, over time you can keep it updated to the latest version using the following commands from your terminal:

$  conda update conda
$  conda update anaconda