If you’re like me, lazy to deal with dependancies/symlinks/whatever when installing things, and need a scientific Python distribution with NumPy, SciPy and plotting libraries, the following two distributions are for you.
1. For Windows Only – WinPython
2. For most platforms (Linux/OSX/Windows)
These provide a Python IDE (Spyder) and the corresponding required Python libraries for you to do coding / scientific computing out of the box.