Setting up your execution layer

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First, let’s get the basics out of the way.

Start a python environment that has prefect installed. Here’s what I did:

conda create -n execution_demo python=3.8 prefect

(Forcing Python 3.8 will be relevant later when I use distributed dask resources that are using Python 3.8.)

Here’s the flow we’ll be working with. You could give it a run in-process if you like:

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