[Chicago] Sympy for Python 3 ???

Safia Abdalla safia at safia.rocks
Tue Sep 29 02:54:09 CEST 2015

Hello Douglas,

If you are interested in working with scientific computing packages in
Python, I strongly recommend that you take a look at Anaconda
<https://www.continuum.io/downloads>. Anaconda is a Python distribution
designed for scientific computing and comes with all the requirements you
specified prepackaged.

And yes! Tools like numpy, pandas, and scipy have some of their code-base
written in Cython which lends to speed improvements.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Safia Abdalla
http://safia.rocks | @captainsafia

On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM, Lewit, Douglas <d-lewit at neiu.edu> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I was wondering how to use numpy, scipy, matplotlib and sympy within the
> IDLE environment.  So I did some Google searching and found the following
> to be quite helpful.
> *sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-scipy python-matplotlib
> python-sympy*
> Any Python environment on my Ubuntu laptop can then access these modules.
> However, the above modules are for Python 2.X.
> For Python 3 the following can be used in Terminal:
> *sudo apt-get install python3-numpy python3-scipy python3-matplotlib *
> However, the above Terminal command will return an error if you include*
> python3-sympy*.  This leads me to believe that Ubuntu's repositories do
> not yet contain the Python 3 version of the sympy module.  Does anyone know
> if sympy can be installed on Python 3.X?  Just wondering.  Sympy is
> actually a very cool module!!!  It allows many of the same manipulations as
> found in Maple and Mathematica.  Quite nice!!!
> Also, does anyone know about the efficiency and speed of the algorithms in
> numpy and scipy?  Aren't those algorithms based on C and Fortran
> extensions?  So I'm guessing that numpy and scipy allows numerical
> processing just as fast as anything that can be done with C or Fortran,
> right?
> Thanks for the help and guidance.
> Best,
> Douglas Lewit
> P.S.  Almost forgot.... is there a Mac OS-X equivalent to the useful
> Ubuntu command:
> sudo apt-get install ..... and
> sudo apt-get remove .....  Also, one last question about Ubuntu.  Does
> Ubuntu have something equivalent to Apple's iTunes?  ( iTunes is great!  I
> love it! )  Thanks.
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