Updates

July 20, 2016

For Thursday's SQL session you will need to install Bash and the SQLite command line tools on your computer. Directions follow.

Windows

Install git for windows, which provides Bash (you will already have this if you attended either the Unix shell or Git sessions).

https://git-for-windows.github.io

Make sure to select "Use git from the Windows Command Prompt", "Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings", and "Use Windows' default console window" during the install.

Install the command line SQLite using the Software Carpentry Windows installer.

http://github.com/swcarpentry/windows-installer

Mac OS X

You should already have everything you need.

Linux

Install the system sqlite and sqlite3-devel packages as follows.

Ubunutu: sudo apt-get install sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

Fedora: sudo yum install sqlite sqlite-devel

July 18, 2016

For the SQL session you will need to download the sample SQL database and pre-install some software on your computer. Directions follow.

Download the database,

Install Firefox if you don't have it already. Then open the following link in Firefox and install the SQLite Manager Firefox plugin.

For the second class, where we will be covering Python and SQLite, you will have to install Anaconda (you will already have this installed if you attended the earlier Python workshops).

Windows - Video Tutorial

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for Windows.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation except make sure to check Make Anaconda the default Python.

Mac OS X - Video Tutorial

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for OS X.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation.

Linux

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for Linux.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation. (Installation requires using the shell. If you aren't comfortable doing the installation yourself stop here and request help at the workshop.)

Open a terminal window.

Type "bash Anaconda3-" and then press tab. The name of the file you just downloaded should appear. Press enter.

Follow the text-only prompts. When there is a colon at the bottom of the screen press the down arrow to move down through the text. Type yes and press enter to approve the license. Press enter to approve the default location for the files. Type yes and press enter to prepend Anaconda to your PATH (this makes the Anaconda distribution the default Python).

July 4, 2016

We will teach Python using the IPython notebook, a programming environment that runs in a web browser. For this to work you will need a reasonably up-to-date browser. The current versions of the Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers are all supported (some older browsers, including Internet Explorer version 9 and below, are not).

please make sure you install Python version 3.x (e.g., 3.4 is fine).

Windows

Video Tutorial

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for Windows.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation except make sure to check Make Anaconda the default Python.

Mac OS X

Video Tutorial

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for OS X.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation.

Linux

Open http://continuum.io/downloads with your web browser.

Download the Python 3 installer for Linux.

Install Python 3 using all of the defaults for installation. (Installation requires using the shell. If you aren't comfortable doing the installation yourself stop here and request help at the workshop.)

Open a terminal window. Type

bash Anaconda3-

and then press tab. The name of the file you just downloaded should appear. Press enter. You will follow the text-only prompts. When there is a colon at the bottom of the screen press the down arrow to move down through the text. Type yes and press enter to approve the license. Press enter to approve the default location for the files. Type yes and press enter to prepend Anaconda to your PATH (this makes the Anaconda distribution the default Python).

June 6, 2016

The Unix Shell course requires having bash (the most common Unix shell) installed on your computer. Please install it before the class.

Linux
Linux comes with bash. It should be the default if you open up a terminal. If not, you can type "bash" in whatever other shell starts up to switch to bash.

Mac OS X
Mac OS X comes with bashhttps:ht. It is the default shell. You can access it from the Terminal application. The Terminal Application is found under /Applications/Utilities.

Windows

  • Download and run the Git for Windows installer
    https://git-for-windows.github.io/
  • Click through the first four "Next" prompts.
  • Make sure "Use Git from the Windows Command Prompt" is selected and click "Next".
  • Make sure "Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings" is selected and click "Next".
  • Pick "Use Windows' default console window" and click "Next".
  • Click "Install" and then "Finish".

The first workshop on Unix Shell will be in the Physics and Astronomy Building, Room 117, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Tuesday, June 7. The teaching staff will be available at the atrium between 1:00pm - 1:30pm to assist anyone who need the help with the installation of the software.

May 6, 2016

The web site is up.