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Astrophysics Research Centre

School of Mathematics and Physics

Standard applications

The systems come with a range of software aside from scientific programs - which are discussed separately. Here's a brief list of some you may find useful. All are installed by default unless otherwise noted.

  • Web browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
  • Text editors
    • Emacs - old-school text editor
    • gEdit - the default GNOME text editor
    • nedit - old-school GUI editor
  • Programming
    • GCC compiler suite 8.11 - including gcc, g++, gfortran
    • Geany - lightweight IDE and programmer's editor
    • Meld - a diff/merge package which compares and shows differences between files
    • xxdiff - another program to compare files and directories
    • CLion - a C/C++ IDE - requires a student account to license. Installed on request.
    • PyCharm CE - a Python IDE. Installed on request.
  • Graphics
  • Office
  • Document preparation
    • LaTeX - LaTeX is a markup-based system for document preparation. It's very commonly used in scientific writing, for papers, PhD theses, and books. There are a range of environments which try to make using it more humane - we offer:
  • Media
    • VLC - can play about every media type in existence
    • ffmpeg - a media transcoder - very useful for making movies from a set of static images
We will make sure that LibreOffice for Windows is installed on the PC in the Seminar Room for project presentations, to minimise stress and errors!
public/teaching-linux-systems/general_applications.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/02 22:23 by Robert Ryans

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