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This example is a slightly modified version of the one found on the webpages for PhD course in CFD with OpenSource software, at Chalmers: 'Copy and compile an application, and a deeper look in icoFoam' [PDF]. In addition to loading the OpenFOAM module (and its prerequisites), you need to do
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.