There's not much of a preamble - just a title and INSTALLATION. I am immediately wondering what the heck is SciPy and how is it relevant. I came here for PyBrain, and the first thing I am told to do is make sure I have ScyPy. Sure, PyBrain and this SciPy are all Python libraries, but I wasn't expecting to so quickly run off to find something other than Python. So let's find out more about SciPy.
SciPy: Fundamental library for scientific computing
Ok. I know that a library will help me do things beyond the core Python libraries, but let's look into the about page.
Now, I'm really confused. I wanted PyBrain. Now I'm looking at SciPy, but it's not as simple as that because SciPy is "several related but distinct entities." Do I need all of them? A combination? One in particular?
Okay, forget the readme. Let's move to Step two.
Step two: Find a tutorial
FOUND ONE on the pybrain.org website. Okay. It looks promising because there are no immediate redirects to other libraries. Since I'm doing this in a laptop I've recently repurposed - read as "Installed Ubutnu Linux so the laptop wasn't a shitty Windows 10 brick" - I'll need to be sure I have git first. Yes, I bought an open box laptop from Best Buy for less than $150 and put Linux on it. You haven't?
Now, let's walk the tutorial.
Step three: check dependencies
Less optimism now. I found documentation on some dependencies on the GitHub page. Let's see if that gets me a little further. Let's check the Python version first.
Okay, seriously, I'm back to needing pip to get setuptools. I'm tired of this project today.