Please bring a laptop computer to class. By using Linux on your own computer you can more quickly incorporate what you learn into your own research. Before the first class, please…
You will need to bring either a MAC laptop or a laptop running Windows 10 (Anniversary update or higher) or a linux laptop. We will no longer be supporting PC laptops running Windows versions less than 10. If you don't have a Mac, Windows10, or linux laptop, please contact Erin Nishimura. We have Mac OS laptops you can borrow for part or all of the course, available for use during the class time. You will still need to make your own arrangements to perform Assignments outside of class in some other way.
The computer should be a laptop. A tablet-only or iPad is not going to cut it.
What is a linux terminal? It should look something like this:
Here are the options for accessing a a linux terminal on different systems. Again, please verify you can access your terminal before class:
Lucky you! Your MAC runs on a Linux-like operating system. All you need to get running is to familiarize yourself with the Terminal application.
If you are running 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later (build 16215+), you can install Linux on top of the Windows operating system. Please read Install the Linux Subsystem on Windows 10 to install the system. Opt for UBUNTU distributions if/when you have a choice.
If you have a laptop that is running a Linux distro natively, you are all set to go. To access the terminal, search the DASH for Terminal. Click on the Terminal icon to open the application.
If you can't access a Linux terminal, please contact Erin Nishimura prior to class.
You will need…
Everyone will need to install a text editor for writing and modifying plain text files.
We will use an interactive ftp client to transfer and edit files on remote servers. We recommend Cyberduck . Cyberduck is available on MacOS and PC. The Cyberduck in the Apple Store costs money, and we don't recommend it. Just obtain the free version from the cyberduck website.
To bump your Mac into power user mode, you'll need Xcode. To obtain Xcode…
Please download and install PuTTy:
Summit is a high performance computing cluster (a.k.a. supercomputer) that is housed at the University of Colorado Boulder and available for us to use. Please request access to Summit by starting on Step 3 under HPC Summit: Get Started.
To do Step 3 you will need a DUO app on your phone. Many CSU students already have this, but in case you don't, go here for instructions to download: DUO