What is Python?
Python is a freeware interpreted programming language available for most operating systems. It is object-oriented, interactive, easily extensible, and portable. Python is often used as a scripting language. For more, see the Python web site.
At Indiana University, Python is available on Big Red.
Note: Big Red is scheduled to be retired from service September 30, 2013. Indiana University is replacing it with Big Red II, the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation, capable of performing one quadrillion floating-point operations per second (1 petaflop). For more, see Big Red II at Indiana University. No new Big Red accounts will be created after May 3, 2013. If you have a Big Red account as of May 3, you will still be able to access and use Big Red until your account is migrated to Big Red II. If you have questions or concerns contact the High Performance Systems group.
For more information about the availability of software on the Indiana University shared central systems, see At IU, what software is available on the research computing systems?
To find which XSEDE digital services have this software (and which version) installed, use the Comprehensive Software Search on the XSEDE Software page.
- Make sure the first drop-down list is set to
- Enter the application name in the text box.
If your search returns 0 results, it may mean this software is not available on XSEDE. If you wish to use such an application, contact the XSEDE Help Desk . If a product (e.g., Python) is installed on a system, and you want to use a specific module associated with that product (e.g., Biopython), contact the XSEDE Help Desk to request its installation.
This document was developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grant OCI-1053575. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
Last modified on October 16, 2012.