Spring 2016

Responses to Anonymous Feedback

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I'd rather do the hands-ons on my own laptop instead of in an Athena cluster. Can you tell me how to install the packages for my particular set-up?

We can't support individual student set-ups because they vary so widely. But, there is a solution! To complete the hands-ons, you don't have to be physically present in an Athena cluster: you can access it remotely via the ssh command.

In a terminal, type: ssh <athena_id>@athena.dialup.mit.edu (replace <athena_id> with whatever your Athena ID is). It will ask for your Athena password, and once you've entered that, you're now using an Athena machine.

I keep getting file-not-found errors.

We believe these have been fixed, but if not, please give us information on the exact file that can't be found (this issue is very hard to debug otherwise).

Incidentally, this may be a better question to ask non-anonymously, in case the error has to do with site permissions. We can't give you permission to the site if we don't know who you are.

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