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Anaconda (Python IDE)

Visit the Anaconda website (https://www.anaconda.com/download/) and select the required installer to download (32 bit / 64 bit, Windows / macOS, Linux). The download for the 64-bit version is roughly 537MB in size.

Using File Explorer, navigate to the location of the downloaded file on your computer (e.g. by default it may appear in the user downloads directory C:\Users\username\Downloads).

Install the software by running the executable file. Double-click the file or right-click and select ‘Run as Administrator’.

  • Follow the on screen instructions and install to the default location.
  • When prompted:

    The Anaconda application and Jupyter Notebook can be started by selecting:

    1. Start > Anaconda3 (64 bit) > Jupyter Notebook
    2. Or typing Jupyter Notebook in your application search facility

    If prompted, select your choice of default web browser to use.

    For further information about using Anaconda consult the online User Guide or Anaconda's main website.

    Local Http server

    In a command window (cmd) run:

  • npm install http-server –g

    Navigate to directory containing HTML files to be rendered. Run:

  • http-server

    In the web-browser type:

  • http://localhost:8080/filename.html


  • python –m http.server

    Node Packaged Modules (NPM)

    Part of Node.js installation


  • https://nodejs.org/en/

    Test version

  • npm –v
  • node –v