- Students have had success with an alternative to using Cygwin
on Windows 10. He notes: "In the latest version of Windows 10, they have included a new
package known as the 'Windows Linux Subsystem', which is essentially a Ubuntu VM that is
automatically configured by Windows and mounts all of the Windows disks natively.
Using it, I was able to do all of the PS#1 work by simply installing the
required Ubuntu packages." Instructions from Microsoft to install WLS are available
here. After installation, Logan says: "you are able to open the command prompt,
type ‘bash’ and set your root password. Beyond that, you can set everything up the same
as you would from an ubuntu terminal (your home folder in bash is automatically symlinked
to your Windows user directory, so as long as you are storing your files
under your user account there is no additional changes required.
`sudo apt install` was able to link the linux build tools as well as gsl/gnuplot."
- A first pass at instructions for installing Cygwin on
Windows 10 (including the extra packages) is here.
To use the GSL library on a Mac, I recommend installing Homebrew
first. Instructions to do both are given
(It is not necessary, but you might want to explore the Homebrew
If you don't have the Xcode command line tools installed, you will be prompted to
do so in the Homebrew installation process (you can just select "Install" rather
than "Get Xcode").
You should also install XQuartz, which is available in
dmg form and then install
gnuplot using the command (after installing Homebrew!):
brew install gnuplot --with-x11
- Note for Ubuntu users trying to connect to osuwireless:
under Network Connections,
add connections gives a list of wifi connections including osuwireless, which
you can edit individually.
The key is that under authentication you need to choose PEAP,
which is (at least sometimes) not the default.
Your comments and
suggestions are appreciated.
[Math and Physical Sciences]
[Ohio State University]
OSU Physics: Computational Physics Course Setup Info.
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