High Performance Computing Center North
Python modules can usually be installed through python, with the tool 'python setup.py', but some module can be difficult, and are easier to install in a stand-alone environment. In these cases we suggest using Virtualenv.
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.
CPAN is the place and tool to install Perl modules. The problem is that CPAN likes to install stuff where normal users don't have permissions to write, so we have to configure CPAN to use other directories.
For versions older than 8.02.008-R8, these instructions does not work.
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.
The submitfile should always contain the following:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many reasons why users or groups of users may choose to install software on their own, for instance