Laboratory Session I: OS X Unix and Visualization
1. The Computational Physics Laboratory
As an important part of the new
Computational Physics Program, in a collaborative effort with UCSD
Academic Computing Services, we
built a computational physics laboratory which
is located at 4623 Mayer Hall. The new laboratory has a farm of modern
workstations with scientific visualization and multimedia capabilities,
access to a server of sufficient computational power and disk storage
to implement the software gracefully, and auxillary equipment. The
configuration of the workstation
platform was designed to be flexible with fast
ethernet connection providing access to the campus and the Internet.
yourself with the Computer Lab setup
as much as possible. Get your account working, check out your file system, check out the
2. Unix Tutorials
Basic Unix Tutorial
We will practice the
following selected topics:
through the selected topics as listed above.
3. C tutorial and Gnu web site
4. Safari WEB Browser
The main functions of Safari:
Assignment: Set up
Safari according to your preferences.
Toy Galaxy Simulation with Java
5. First Look at Data Visualization: GNUPLOT
6. Industry Strength Data Visualization: IBM Data Explorer
This professional grade visualization
platform is in the public
domain now. We will adapt this package as our data visualization
package. The introductory manual (Quickstart Guide) is available now
for a first look. You can read the manual in HTML
format using your Netscape browser. You can also download the manual in
postscript and PDF format.
The IBM Documentation
for Data Explorer exists in different formats.
This guide presents a "hands on" introduction to Data Explorer and is
designed to help you start working with it immediately.
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7. Preview of the Nemo N-body package