## 2.2 Installing Python

There are several ways we can use Python. We can either install it (locally) on our computers or use an online environment.

### 2.2.1 Python Online with Colab

One of the fastest and easiest ways to use Python is using (a cool) online environment called by Google.

### 2.2.2 Python Locally

There are several ways5 to install the Python interpreter. One of the easiest is with the Anaconda distribution6.

2. You usually need packages or modules to extend the capabilities of Python. The Anaconda distribution automatically installs some standard packages (such as numpy, matplotlib, scipy) necessary for scientific work. So, it is good for beginners.