Python is a high level programming language that aims to combine remarkable power with very clear syntax. Its success in these areas has lead to strong adoption by the scientific community resulting in numerous math, physics, chemistry, and biology libraries being contributed from the community of users.
A basic python installation is available on all MSI Unix based machines.
In many cases, including lab machines and most HPC resources, MSI maintains special installations of python optimized for scientific use. These include additional tools and libraries such as IPython, SciPy, NumPy, BioPython, Django, and many others. MSI supports the Enthought Python Distribution/Canopy and Continuum Analytics Anaconda Python.
Several versions of python are available, but the versions may be different on different platforms. To list all versions of python available on the machine, type
module avail python
Assistance with Python programming is available by contacting email@example.com.