Google’s Colaboratory, or “Colab” for short, allows you to write and execute Python in your browser, with
- Zero configuration required
- Free access to GPUs
- Easy sharing
Whether you’re a student, a data scientist or an AI researcher, Colab can make your work easier. Watch Introduction to Colab to learn more, or just get started below!
The platform allows quick testing of python code and fast execution in your browser. They have tutorials for machine learning, pandas, tensor flow, and other programming goodies.
The format is very similar to the Jupyter site where you can run a python notebook online to try your code. You can also install the Jupyter notebook or Jupyter Lab on your computer. Python notebooks allow documentation of code to teach other’s usage.
You can also use Colab to document and share interactive engineering calculations without requiring the recipient to install software.