- Read the cluster information.
- Keep in mind:
bigbang.mit.edu(our group box) is where you want to do your analysis, access data etc. and
antares.mit.eduis the login node for the cluster for the whole Institute. Remember: analysis = bigbang, jobs = antares! See Compute Cluster Information in the sidebar for more detail on these two machines and how the data is actually distributed.
- Get our modules from the Caterpillar Project github page. These include the following two critical libraries:
You can obtain them in the following way (ensure you are in the directory you want them to be placed):
> git clone email@example.com:caterpillarproject/modules.git
(sorry we dont have any support for IDL or Matlab at this time - please share any you develop!)
- Add the following to your
setenv PYTHONPATH /path/to/modules:$PYTHONPATH
- Install the Anaconda
python distribution and be sure to run
conda updateperiodically. You can also
- You will also need
pandasto make full use of our module package. You can install some of these packages with Anaconda by
> conda install pandas, for example. If that fails, simply do
> pip install pandasetc. to install each of these. When you open
ipython, you should be able to import each of these - please make sure you can before importing the modules!
You’re now ready to roll!