Python is a flexible programming environment with a large user community that develops and provides support for many statistical and econometric applications as well as numerical computing.


CTRL offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. At this time we are offering on-demand, recorded software workshops due to AU’s current remote work policy. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below.

On-demand videos and materials

Video 1How to install Python/Spyder and create objects. 

Video 2Descriptive statistics and t-tests. 

Video 3How to run a correlation and a regression. 

Where can I use Python on campus?

Python can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

Anderson Computing Cluster

Python is also available for use on AU’s High Performance Cluster. This requires special permissions to use.

How can I get Python on my computer?

Python is open-source software that is available for free.

How can I get support using Python for research?

What Resources can I access online?

Introduction to Python (handout)

Official Python Website

Online Learning Tool (AU subscribed software support resource)