Python is an interpreted programming language, created by Guido van Rossum in 1991. It is used for a wide range of tasks from basic scripting to full-fledged web applications.
Each release branch of Python is fully supported for five years beginning with its initial stable release. For Python 2.7, this has been extended to ten years. We provide different point releases and apply security updates on a regular basis. Currently, these Python versions are available: 2.7, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9.
If you don’t select a certain version, our default will be used. We decided to default to version 2.7.
To change your python version, run the relevant binary. So if you want to start a script with version 3.6, use the
[eliza@dolitte ~] python3.6 my-python-script.py
To specify version 2.7 in a shebang, use
We update all versions on a regular basis. Once the security support ends, the branch reaches its end of life, is no longer supported and will be removed from our servers.
|Branch||State||Security Support Until|
|2.7||Bug fixes||January 2024 (by CentOS)|
|3.6||Security fixes only||December 2021|
Connection to webserver¶
In order to make your application accessable from the outside, you need to
connect it to the webserver, using a web backend. Please note
that your application must listen on the IP
0.0.0.0. You can choose any port
between 1024 and 65535.
pip is Python’s package manager, used to install and manage additional packages. You can only install software to your home directory, so please always use the
--user option when running pip.
In order to install the correct package corresponding to the Python version you want to use, you should run the correct binary. For example, to install a package for Python 2.7, use
[eliza@dolitte ~] pip2.7 install package-name --user
To install for Python 3.6, use
[eliza@dolitte ~] pip3.6 install package-name --user