RCE FAQs

Using Stata at 100% quota results in data loss

We uncovered a Stata bug where the application will overwrite output with zero byte content when you reach maximum quota. Please be aware of your quota status and expected output size before running a Stata job. HMDC has submitted a bug report to Stata and their developers are working on a fix.

How can I access the old CVS repository

HMDC houses a legacy CVS repository, we no longer create new CVS project repos, but old repos can be accessed using the following information:

First, find out which shell you work in, from a terminal prompt type the following:

echo $SHELL

If you see tcsh, type the following:

setenv CVS_RSH ssh

Otherwise type:

export CVS_RSH=ssh

Then type the following to checkout your repo to your current directory:

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Is phpMyAdmin available for database access?

Yes, but access is limited to within the RCE only. Create or log in to your NX session and navigate to phpmyadmin.hmdc.harvard.edu. Log in to phpMyAdmin using your database credentials. Make sure the proper host is selected in the drop down. If you don't know your host, check the email that was sent to you when you requested the database.

Will ArcGIS be available on the RCE?

Unfortunately, at this time, ArcGIS remains a Windows-only product. As the RCE is based on Linux, we're currently unable to provide this software. Students and faculty can visit the following pages for obtaining and using ArcGIS:

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