Get Bash, Git, and Conda Setup On Your Computer
The lessons in this section will help you get your computer setup with core earth analytics tools that you will use in many of the lessons on this website.
Bashcomes with Mac and Linux but is not natively installed on Windows.
Bashis a powerful command line interface that allows you to efficiently manipulate files and directories. You will also use it to access and interact with
Gitis a tool that you use to keep track of changes in your documents. This makes your workflow more reproducible. It also allows you to undo changes that you want to undo!
- Conda - Conda is a package and environment management tool that allows you to install
Pythonpackages on your computer as well as create and manage multiple
Pythonenvironments, each containing different packages. To get started with conda and
Python, you will install the Miniconda
Pythondistribution, which provides both the conda package manager and a basic
Pythonenvironment. You will then install the
earth-analytics-pythonconda environment which provides a tested and easy-to-use conda environment with key packages needed to work with scientific data, including spatial data and more!