Python is an integrated technical computing environment that combines sophisticated computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language. 

Rivanna:  The default Python is required for system purposes and is generally too old for applications.  Python is offered as Python 2.7 or 3.3 with basic external packages installed.

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The anaconda distribution is also installed.  This distribution provides many more packages than base Python and is generally recommended for application work.  Anaconda includes the Spyder IDE for Python for use on the frontend or through interactive ijobs.

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The default Anaconda module may not be the latest so most users will want to provide a version.