Overview

Python is an integrated technical computing environment that combines sophisticated computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language.

Learning Python

The Research Computing groups offers a free 10-part video series called “Python for Scientists & Engineers”. Click here to start learning Python.

Python on Rivanna

The default Python is required for system purposes and is generally too old for applications. We offer Python through the Anaconda distribution from Continuum Analytics. Anaconda bundles a large number of popular modules and packages, as well as the Spyder IDE, an iPython console, and Jupyter notebooks.

View our Anaconda on Rivanna documentation for details.