User Installed Software - R/CRAN

Installing R/CRAN add-ons in your user account

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. There exists a large number of R add-on packages. HPC2N has only a few installed (see our main R page). If you need more than those, the quickest and sometimes best solution is to install those add-ons on your own account.


We need create a place for the add-ons to be and tell R where to find them. This needs only to be done once.

User Installed Software - StarCCM



For versions older than 8.02.008-R8, these instructions does not work.

Procuring the software


Follow the installation instructions that comes with StartCCM itself.

Choose either a directory under /pfs/nobackup$HOME or $HOME/Public as installation directory, otherwise the batch nodes will not be able to access the software.

All versions

The submitfile should always contain the following:

User Installed Software

Hints and Tips for User Installed Software

This page contains hints and tips intended to help users install and run software themselves. If you do not find the information you need, you are of course very welcome to contact us at

There are many reasons why users or groups of users may choose to install software on their own, for instance


Updated: 2018-03-21, 17:35