How to access Python for doing scientific computing

Hans Petter Langtangen [1, 2]

[1] Center for Biomedical Computing, Simula Research Laboratory
[2] Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Mar 23, 2015

This document presents the different ways students in INF1100 or MAT-INF1100L can get access to Python with all the mathematical packages needed in the course. Installation procedures on your own laptop are fairly straightforward, so the biggest issue for a newcomer is to find which solution to go for. An overview of the possibilities together with our recommendations appears next.

Much of the material in this document is taken from Appendix H.1 in the book A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, 4th edition, by the same author, published by Springer, 2014.

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