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WinPython - Portable Python that you can run from a usb drive on any Windows machine

In this post, I will show you how to run Python from a USB flash drive on any Windows machine using WinPython. If you have any previous experience with Python, either from data manipulation or maybe from some of the Python classes offered by Coursera , then you will be happy to know that WinPython by default includes: Pandas - Python Data Analysis Library: SciPy - An ecosystem of open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering Spyder   - An interactive development environment scikit-learn - Machine Learning Additional packages can often be relatively easy installed. After you installed WinPython you will have a directory on your flash drive, or on your hard drive, that looks like in the image to the left. Jupyter Notebook is included, together with the IDLEX development environment. You can also run Python from the console, i.e. command prompt, directly from your USB flash drive, on any Windows machine.                 Installati