Python for Scientific programming

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Technical specification/requirements

To take part in this course you will need the following software packages

  • Python (>= 2.6 > 3.0)
  • IPython (>= 0.12)
  • Numpy
  • Matplotlib
  • Cython (>= 0.15)

GridKa School has provided machines with the above software pre-installed, to which you can log in remotely, but if you install the required packages on your laptop you will be more comfortable working in a familiar environment.

Assigned exercise machines

UID             Host name                  IP address
060		gks-140.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.140
001		gks-141.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.141
065		gks-142.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.142
067		gks-143.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.143
072		gks-145.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.145
076		gks-212.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.212
053		gks-213.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.213 
080		gks-214.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.214
083		gks-215.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.215
087		gks-026.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.26
091		gks-216.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.216
093		gks-217.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.217
094		gks-218.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.218
096		gks-219.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.219
100		gks-220.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.220
101		gks-221.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.221
106		gks-222.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.222
006		gks-223.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.223
109		gks-225.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.225 
111		gks-226.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.226
007		gks-227.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.227
118		gks-228.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.228
119		gks-229.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.229
009		gks-230.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.230
122		gks-231.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.231 
127		gks-232.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.232
056		gks-233.scc.kit.edu	   141.52.174.233

Testing your installation

Download Media:installation-test.tgz. Then

   tar zxvf installation-test.tgz
   cd installation-test
   python setup.py build_ext --inplace
   ipython --pylab -i mandelbrot.py

should pop up a picture of the Mandelbrot set.

Course Material

There are three ways of accessing the course material:

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