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:
If you were redirected here from the RCE, you may have been trying to install a package using apt-get. This is a package manager for Debian-based systems, and isn't compatible with the RCE. If you need assistance with installing additional software that isn't available on the RCE, please contact us (or by phone: 617-495-4734) for support!
The commands below will help you exit an RCE job from a terminal if the application window has disappeared, or you need to exit it and do not have access to your NX session. This can be accomplished by using an ssh client and connecting to rce.hmdc.harvard.edu, or opening a terminal window in the RCE.
The same commands can be used If you are running into an error starting a new RCE job due to too many CPU's in use, you need to terminate your jobs that were tied to an old nx session. The commands that are highlighted below should enable you to remove these old jobs.
Run this command to see your jobs: condor_q -pool cod6-head.priv your_username ID OWNER SUBMITTED RUN_TIME ST PRI SIZE CMD job_id username date_&_time run_time R 0 0.0 application_name
The RCE is free to use for qualified individuals in the pursuit of social science research, within certain limits.
If your needs exceed the capacities of the shared RCE environment, we can work with you to establish dedicated RCE resources for your exclusive use. If you are planning a large project, please contact us prior to your grant application so that we can assist in budgetary estimation.
If your question is not answered here on our RCE support website, you may also find the information you need on our User Services website, which covers topics relating to the HMDC RCE and other services provided by the IQSS Technology Services group.
Yes, the top-level /scratch directory on our batch nodes is the same as using /tmp. On our interactive nodes, /scratch is a separate 1TB shared storage space.
Top level scratch space is world-writeable and -readable (Unix 1777 permissions). User created directories are only owner writeable/readable (1700) or owner/group (2770) if you are a member of a research group.
In either case, if you need several gigabytes of storage, please request a project directory.
R supports two primary ways of accessing compressed data. This allows you to keep your data files on disk compressed saving space, and often time (since the file I/O saved by compression is often more expensive than the cpu cycles it uses).
If you are storing your data in native format, simply use the compress option of save:
tst.df=as.data.frame(cbind(1:10,2:11)) # just some testing data save(tst.df,file="test.Rbin", compress=T) # save a compressed R file
You can use load as normal, to read the compressed files:
To access any other kind of file with compression, simply use gzfile("") around the file name:
write.table(tst.df,gzfile("test.dat.gz")) # write a compressed file read.table(gzfile("test.dat.gz"),row.names=1)# read it back in
Files compressed using the gzfile method can also be compressed and uncompressed using the UNIX gzip and gunzip commands (respectively).