Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.
Fionn: 2.7.6 / 3.3.2 / 3.4.0
On Fionn you will find Python packages are installed in a base module called 'python'. Python versions 2 and 3 are both compiled against the Intel compilers (C/C++/Fortran).
PSF OSI approved.
Module files are also available for several versions.
Customizing Python Environment
Users can create their own python environments in various ways. One important use of a virtual python environment is that users can install a Python package without admin rights. For Python 2.7, one can use virtualenv. As of version 3.3 or later, Python comes with the standard virtual environment toolpyvenv. Another option for creating a customized Python environment is Miniconda. The disadvantage of Miniconda is that it occupies a big space (~1GB) after installation.
For more information see the http://www.python.org/.