The Python API can be installed on any machine with an internet connection running Python having PIP installed.
To test if your computer is ready, type the words 'pip install kb' in your command line. This will install the KB Python library from the cental PyPi server. If you were able to complete this step, you will now be able to access and interact with historical data from the KB using Python only.
For example usage have a look at the example.py file, or consult the /test directory, provided on Github.