What is Anaconda?

In today's article, we will talk about Anaconda, which provides great convenience and advantages especially for those who want to develop data science and machine learning.

Anaconda is an open source software developed for Python and R programming languages. Includes the Anaconda Python interpreter, conda used for package management, and Anaconda Navigator, the graphical user interface. It can work harmoniously for Windows, Linux and macOS.

One of the biggest advantages of Anaconda is that it facilitates package management. Properly manages the packets by checking their interdependence, versions of the packages that were already available. In addition, we may have the opportunity to carry out our work on that environment by creating different virtual environments and uploading the packages we want to that environment.

You can download anaconda via the https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual link to suit your operating system and hardware. After the download is finished, you can easily complete the installation. Then we can open the Anaconda Navigator. The interface that we will encounter after opening is as follows.

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Anaconda Navigator Interface

Then you can press install to install the Spyder code editor that we will use. After the loading is finished, we plug it into the launch and start it. Basically, the interface of the Spyder IDE is as follows.

The reason we chose the IDE we will use as Spyder is because it was developed specifically for use in subjects such as data science and data analysis. That's why Spyder is perfect for data science and artificial intelligence. As we will continue our improvements through Spyder in our future articles, you will master the interface in more detail over time.