Python has become the programming language of choice in many scientific fields. We try to offer all relevant modules and utilities that are of general use.
All the usual interactive python interpreters are available: python (python2 and python3), ipython (2 and 3) with its QTconsole, notebook and pysh interfaces.
For bigger programming tasks, we offer a couple of integrated development environments (IDEs):
idlestarts the python 2.x version, and
idle3is the python 3.x version. This may change in the future.
See also Working with Python