In the last chapter, we learned how to use the Raspberry Pi cluster we built for parallel programming with MPI4PY and Python 3. In this chapter, we will be introduced to the SciPy stack and install it on the Pi. We will also get started with symbolic programming with SymPy.
The Scientific Python Stack
SciPy (short for Scientific Python) is an open-source library for scientific and technical computing in Python.
SciPy has modules for numerical operations, ordinary differential equation solvers, fast Fourier transforms, optimization, ...