Highly advisable as this ensures you get the right /compatible python libraries loaded.
Alternatively you could import the plams packages:
from scm.plams import * init()
You can find a hands-on demonstration of how to write and execute a PLAMS workflow in our video tutorial series.
For more simple examples and recipes to get you started, take a look into the PLAMS manual.
Let us know if you have issues setting up your own workflows. We would also like to hear if you would like to contribute a useful python workflow script to help out others!
For several simple and more advanced workflows, take a look at the Examples section of the PLAMS manual.
Another common PLAMS application is the post-processing of calculation results. A good example of this is found in the analysis section of the Battery Discharge tutorial.