Getting Started with Python in 2023

Joseph Mellor
15 min readFeb 9, 2023

Python is a powerful language, but setting the workflow up can be a hassle. Let’s make it simple.

Image made by me using the python logo, cool-retro-term, vim, the onedark color scheme, and GIMP.

In this series, we’re going to set up python from scratch and use it to test whether Zipf’s Law holds on a given data set. We’re going to break this tutorial into several articles: one to set up a python program, a few to cover the features of python we’ll use, and one to actually write the program.

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Joseph Mellor

BS in Physics, Math, and CS with a minor in High-Performance Computing. You can find all my articles at https://josephmellor.xyz/articles/.