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Installing Python

Installing Python

Installing Python

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I am new to Python, so this may be a simple stupid question. I want to install on a laptop that has a 32 bit operating system and a 64 bit processor. Do I install the 32 bit or 64 bit version? I'm thinking 64 bit, but I want to make sure.

Thanks!

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RE: Installing Python

If you have a 32-bit OS, it would be better to install 32-bit. Basically install the same type as your OS.

Also, while you are at it, prefer Python3 to Python2.

Are you using it for datascience stuff - if you are, install Anaconda3. That will install python and most of what you need: numpy, scipy, R and a whole load of packages.

RE: Installing Python

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Thank you very much!bigsmile

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RE: Installing Python

It's likely that your operating system won't even run 64-bit apps.

Just be aware that my Anaconda (64-bit) installation topped out at 6 GB

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