
This appendix describes different technologies for either installing Python on your own computer or accessing Python in the cloud. Plain Python is very easy to install and use in cloud services, but for this book we need many add-on packages for doing scientific computations. Python together with these packages constitute a complex software eco system that is non-trivial to build, so we strongly recommend to use one of the techniques described next .

4: Some of the text is taken from the 4th edition of the book A Primer on Scientifi Programming with Python, by H. P. Langtangen, published by Springer, 2014.