Colab is a (free) platform for coding in Python (and some other languages). Colab offers an environment (almost) identical to Jupyter notebook.

Some advantages of using Colab are: - Colab will allow us to use Python without having to install it on our computers. - Colab will enable us to share our code with others (just like any other Google document) - Colab does all the processing on their servers. So, it won’t tax your computer11.

Let’s see what Colab can do by watching their introductory video.

  1. Of course you pay the price of computations being slightly slower↩︎