# Chapter 3 Learning outcomes

You will also sometimes find specially-formatted call out boxes. These boxes are meant to provide you with helpful tips, important warnings, or provide exercises for you to check your understanding. The boxes look like this:

This is work that you should complete to check your understanding of the material presented in each lab.

This is a tip.

This is a comment.

This is a warning or other disclaimer.

During the labs in this manual, we will make use of a number of different pieces of software. Chiefly among these is Microsoft Excel. We will take for granted that you have already installed Mircosoft Excel on your computer, but if you have not, please follow the instructions to install Microsoft Excel via Office 365 ProPlus on your operating system.

### 3.1.1 Installing on Windows

Instructions for Windows

### 3.1.2 Installing on MacOS

Instructions for Mac

By the end of this chapter, you should have a shiny new conda environment that contains all of the packages and modules that you will need to complete the exercises in this manual. Additionally, you should have wget installed, which we will need to download climate model simulation data from the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF).