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Welcome to the world of problem solving with Python! This first Orientation chapter will help you get started by guiding you through the process of installing Python on your computer. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe why Python is a useful computer language for problem solvers

  • Describe applications where Python is used

  • Detail advantages of Python over other programming languages

  • Know the cost of Python

  • Know the difference between Python and Anaconda

  • Install Python on your computer

  • Install Anaconda on your computer