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ESCAPE Summer School 2021

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ESCAPE data science summer school 2021


All information on the school may be found on the main page:

School Program:

The school is devoted to project development for astrophysics, astroparticle physics & particle physics.
The aim of the school is to provide theoretical and hands-on training on Data Science and Python development (coding environment and good code practices, version control and collaborative development, Python packaging, scientific libraries for data science and analysis and machine learning).

The lectures content may be found here:


env workflow

Install anaconda

Go to anaconda and follow install instructions for your OS.

If you had already installed anaconda in the past, you might want to update it:

conda update -n base --all

Install Git

In case you don't have Git installed (try to execute git in your terminal to check), you should install it first.


Use your distribution's package manager to install the git package. E.g. on Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git


Install the XCode Command Line Tools to get git by running this command in a terminal:

$ xcode-select --install


go to, download the windows installer and follow the installation procedure.

clone the repository

Open a terminal and go to your working directory

git clone --recursive

The --recursive is needed because we use submodules for the LaTeX slides and the web page. You can leave it out in case you don't want to build the slides or web page.

If you cloned without recursive and need the submodules, run

cd school2021
git submodule update --init --recursive

Setup the conda environment

We recommend the use of mamba to solve environment dependencies.
However, you may use only conda (just replace mamba commands with conda).

cd school2021
conda install mamba -n base -c conda-forge
mamba env create -f environment.yml
conda activate eschool2021

If you have already created the eschool2021 env previously, you can update it using:

conda activate eschool2021
mamba env update -f environment.yml


You may run the content of this repository on mybinder service. This should be used rather for test purposes, if you are participating to the school, you should install the virtual environment as explained above and run courses and exercises for yourself.


Install Docker

Some lectures will require the usage of containers to exemplify big data processing and software reproducibility.

Do not worry, like with Git, you will get an introduction and hands-on sessions on containers during the school.

Docker documentation is great. So, please use this link, find the Docker Desktop app that matches your Operative System, download and installs it.

Important For Windows users, it is possible that you will need to enable the virtualization in your machine (it comes disabled by default by some vendors). However, this is highly vendor/hardware-dependent, making it impractical to list a series of instructions.

For that reason, the best option is to Google enable virtualization in windows X where X is your Windows OS version. And/or search for enable virtualization in YZ where YZ is your machine brand/model.

Cite as

Thomas Vuillaume, Maximilian Nöthe, Julien Peloton, Axel Donath, Arturo Sanchez Pineda, Eduardo Rodrigues, Enrique Garcia, Karl Kosack, Tamas Gal, Benson Muite, Alberto Iess, Martino Sorbaro, Claudia Beleites, Jutta Schnabel, & Rachael Ainsworth. (2021, July 12). ESCAPE Data Science Summer School 2021. Zenodo.

escape-logo eu-flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824064 (ESCAPE, the European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures).
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