A while back, I recorded a kind of soup-to-nuts walk-through of Data Analysis with Python in Visual Studio. In this video, I’ll show you how to use Pandas, NumPy, and Matplotlib to quickly and easily generate, slice, dice, and visualize large sets of data. Along the way, I show off some of the nice features you get from the IDE, such as transferring code from working buffers into the repl, live debugging, managing modules, and plotting data on the fly.
Visual Studio contains a project stub to download and install Visual Studio Tools for Python automatically. Otherwise, if you’re a curious Pythonista who’d like to try out the awesome, you can grab Visual Studio Community Edition for free.