You might find it difficult to believe that we’ve assumed anything about you — after all, we haven’t even met you yet! Although most assumptions are indeed foolish, we made these assumptions to provide a starting point for the book.
You need to e familiar with the platform you want to use because the book doesn’t offer any guidance in this regard. (Chapter 3 does, however, provide Anaconda installation instructions, and Chapter 4 gets you started with Google Colab.) To provide you with maximum information about Python concerning how it applies to data science, this book doesn’t discuss any platform-specific issues. You really do need to know how to install applications, use applications, and generally work with your chosen platform before you begin working with this book.
You must know how to work with Python. This edition of the book no longer contains a Python primer because you can find such as wealth of tutorials online (see