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Python Basics: With Illustrations from the Financial Markets

By: QuantInsti Quantitative Learning, Compiler

The material presented here is a condensed introduction to Python and its data science related libraries such as NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib. The illustrative examples we use are associated with the financial markets. We think it should also be useful to - Anyone who wants a brief introduction to Python and the key components of its data science stack, and - Python programmers who want a quick refresher on using Python for data analysis. We do not expect any ...

Installing Numpy NumPy is not a part of the Python Standard Library and hence, as with any other such library or module, it needs to be installed on a workstation before it can be used. Based on the Python distribution one uses, it can be installed via a command prompt, conda prompt, or terminal using the following command. pip install numpy One point to note is that if we use the Anaconda distribution to install Python, most of the libraries (like NumPy, panda...

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