Software

The school’s tutorials use commonly available software packages. We are providing installation instructions and a “virtual machine” image with all requirements pre-installed.

Installation instructions

Prior to the school’s first day, here’s what you need to do.

  1. The school will use software ranging from Python packages to standalone visualisation packages, which you will need to install on your computer. The instructions for installing these packages are provided at this link.
  2. If you cannot get the software installed on your native operating system then you will have to use VirtualBox. The school has made a VirtualBox image with all the software installed. What you need to do is install VirtualBox (follow these instructions), but not the image. The image is on the order of several GBs so we can only distribute it to the participants via USB sticks, which will happen on the first day of school.

If you run into problems to getting the software installed send us an email. Just remember that you do not need to have a VirtualBox image yet. That will happen on the first day of school.