Install coding tools for Python development

Data Scientist
Visual Studio Code

Learn about what coding is and install tools to help you code.

Learning objectives

In this module, you'll learn:

  • What a programming language is
  • How to install Visual Studio Code and about the benefits of this code editor
  • How to install extensions to enhance the Visual Studio Code experience
  • How to install Python and why it's such a popular programming language
  • How to run a basic Jupyter Notebook within Visual Studio Code


This module is part of a multimodal learning experience. Start the module to see how you can follow along!


  • A Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
  • Knowledge of how to download programs from the Internet