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

Installed on: blacklight.


Multiple versions of python are installed on both blacklight, 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 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.