Here’s How to Prepare MacBook for Machine Learning

The new MacBooks with the M1 processor provide so many specifications that are enough for every Data Science and Machine Learning professional. But if you have just purchased a MacBook, you have to create a virtual environment to prepare it for Machine Learning. So, in this article, I will take you through a step by step guide on how to prepare your MacBook for Machine Learning.

Here’s How to Prepare MacBook for Machine Learning

To prepare your MacBook for Machine Learning, you have to install Python3 in your system. MacBook comes with Python2 pre-installed, but if you want to use Python3 or the latest version of Python, you have to download and install the latest version of Python on your MacBook.

So the first step is to install the latest version of Python on your system. Before installing Python, make sure you have installed the Visual Studio Code. You can learn how to install Python on your MacBook from here.

Now the next step is to install pip on your MacBook. It is essential to create a Python virtual environment on your system. To install pip on your MacBook, execute the command mentioned below on the terminal of Visual Studio Code:

curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py

After the execution of the above command, execute the commands mentioned below one by one:

  • python get-pip.py
  • pip install — upgrade pip

Now the pip is successfully installed on your system. You can now install any Python package or framework to create a Python virtual environment. So to prepare your MacBook for Machine Learning, execute all the commands mentioned below in the terminal of your VS Code one by one:

  1. pip install numpy
  2. pip install pandas
  3. pip install matplotlib
  4. pip install seaborn
  5. pip install plotly
  6. pip install scikit-learn
  7. pip install Keras
  8. pip install tensorflow-macos
  9. pip install tensorflow-metal
  10. pip install tensorflow_datasets

After executing all the commands mentioned above, your MacBook is ready for Macbook Learning.

Summary

So this is how you can prepare your macOS with an M1 chip for Machine Learning. Before you start preparing your system for Machine Learning, make sure you have installed Python and Visual Studio Code on your system. I hope you liked this article on how to prepare your macOS with an M1 chip for Machine Learning. Feel free to ask valuable questions in the comments section below.

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