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MPHY0021: Research Software Engineering With Python

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Installation Instructions

Introduction

This document contains instructions for installation of the packages we’ll be using during the course. You will be following the training on your own machines, so please complete these instructions.

What we’re installing

For the software engineering session on programming, we’ll be using the language Python and in particular versions >= 3.7. We will use the Anaconda python distribution which contains a good collection of the most common Python modules as well as IPython (an improved Python interpreter) and the Jupyter notebook (a useful web-based user interface that allows you to create documents that combine text and Python code, executable with the same browser window). We’ll need pip, the package installer for Python, as well.

For the session on version control, we’ll be using Git and the Github website.

Eduroam

We will be using UCL’s eduroam service to connect to the internet for this work.

So you should ensure you have eduroam installed and working.