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Python is a powerful, dynamic, object-oriented programming language.

Installed on: blacklight and Greenfield


Multiple versions of python are installed, and they are all accessible via the module command. To see what is available, type

module avail python

Various add-on packages are installed with individual versions. You may get an idea of what is available with a given version by typing

module show python/x.x.x

You may also install add-on packages in your own directories.

On Greenfield, also see

module help pythonlibs


On blacklight, we recommend that you use mpi4py for parallel programming with python. When you load the mpi4py module, the python/2.7.1 module is automatically loaded for you.

If you have any questions about python or about which version of python is appropriate for you, please contact User Services.