SciPy is an open-source scientific computing library for the Python programming language. Since its initial release in 2001, SciPy has become a de facto standard for leveraging scientific algorithms in Python, with over 600 unique code contributors, thousands of dependent packages, over 100,000 dependent repositories and millions of downloads per year. It is widely used by researchers across academia and industry, and has been used in the production of some major scientific results such as the LIGO gravitational wave detection, and the recent imaging of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope.

BIDS is home to several SciPy core developers.

SciPy 1.0: fundamental algorithms for scientific computing in Python 
February 3, 2020 | Nature Methods

Elegant SciPy: The Art of Scientific Python
Juan Nunez-Iglesias, Stéfan Van der Walt, Harriet Dashnow (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2017)

BIDS Affiliates


Stéfan van der Walt

Senior Research Data Scientist

Jarrod Millman

BIDS Alum – BIDS Data Science Fellow