Data scientists and engineers choose Python for data science due to its easy-to-read nature and powerful analytics packages. As a popular programming language, Python is ideal for use in ensuring data quality, working with multiple data sources, and generating visualizations. While the open source distribution of Python may be satisfactory for individual use, it doesn’t always meet the support, security, or platform requirements of large organizations.
Pre-bundled with the most important packages data Scientists need, ActiveState Python is pre-compiled so you and your team don’t have to waste time creating their own open source distribution. You can focus on what’s important–spending more time building algorithms and predictive machine learning models against your big data sources, and less time on environment configuration.
To try this Anaconda alternative, create an account on the ActiveState Platform using your email or GitHub login and download the Python version you need for Windows, Linux or macOS. Or you could directly integrate our Python into your workflow by via our command line tool using the snippet below.