Installation and setup instructions

Please try to accomplish all of the downloading before Thursday morning – Thanks!

Accounts and software install

  1. Sign up for a (free) account on Github:
  2. Download and install Anaconda CE.
  3. Download and install git.

Virtual Machine stuff

These instructions are especially important if you’re running Windows.

  1. Download and install VirtualBox on your laptop

    (click the ‘x86/amd64’ blue link next to your platform).

  2. Download this very large (2 GB) file to your laptop. (NOTE: from the Scripps network, this link will go much faster.)

  3. Run VirtualBox and import the virtual machines in the very large file. To do this, go to File -> Import Appliance, browse to the 2 GB file you just downloaded, and click ‘OK’ after all the prompts.

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This file can be edited directly through the Web. Anyone can update and fix errors in this document with few clicks -- no downloads needed.

  1. Go to Installation and setup instructions on GitHub.
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  3. Fill in the Commit message text box at the bottom of the page describing why you made the changes. Press the Propose file change button next to it when done.
  4. Then click Send a pull request.
  5. Your changes are now queued for review under the project's Pull requests tab on GitHub!

For an introduction to the documentation format please see the reST primer.