By default, all our systems have the default Python that came with the operating system. This will work for simple scripts.
Users that need iPython or additional modules should load the Anaconda Python module:
module load python
Anaconda provides NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, PANDAS, and many other packages.
Increasingly, Anaconda is also the easiest way to install many software packages and libraries.
You can install packages in your base environment like this:
conda install package_name
However, be careful about installing too many packages in your base environment. A better method is to create an environment for a specific purpose and install all the needed packages inside the environment:
conda create --name name_of_environment
source activate name_of_environment
conda install package_names