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ICHEC Software

Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.


Versions Installed

Fionn: 0.13.0 intel both python2 and python3


SciPy (pronounced "Sigh Pie") is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering. It is also the name of a very popular conference on scientific programming with Python. The SciPy library depends on NumPy, which provides convenient and fast N-dimensional array manipulation. The SciPy library is built to work with NumPy arrays, and provides many user-friendly and efficient numerical routines such as routines for numerical integration and optimization. Together, they run on all popular operating systems, are quick to install, and are free of charge. NumPy and SciPy are easy to use, but powerful enough to be depended upon by some of the world's leading scientists and engineers.


SciPy is freely available. It is distributed as Open Source software, meaning that you have complete access to the source code and can use it in anyway allowed by its liberal BSD license.


None available.

Additional Notes

Since SciPy is a Python package, both the package itself and Python should ideally be compiled using the same compiler (i.e. GNU or Intel C/C++ compilers). The default Python on Fionn was compiled with GCC, hence loading the module "scipy/gcc" will be compatible with the default Python on either system. However, the modules called "scipy/intel" are only compatible with specific versions of Python, compiled by ICHEC, that are available via the module "python/intel".

To use SciPy with python2

module load python scipy/python2/intel/0.13.0

To use SciPy with python3

module load python scipy/python3/intel/0.13.0

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