It’s okay! I wasn’t familiar with it until early last year. (I mean, is there anything google can’t do? )
Yep. You can open any .ipynb file in Colab and import any (at least I believe it’s any) python library into Colab and go from there. Mind you, I’ve only used Colab for data science/analysis—so, the usual, scipy, math, pandas, seaborn, etc. I seem to recall some issue with Geopandas, but can’t remember the specifics. So, from a data analysis angle, you can import .csv files directly from your machine with this code:
from google.colab import files uploaded = files.upload()
or mount your Drive to Colab and grab files that way.
There are Colab intro videos and lots of documentation to read up on. But, it’s easy to use (IMO).
check this out: