Computing resources

Local computing

The High Energy Theory group maintains a number of general purpose desktop computers. Group members may also request accounts on the Oscar cluster.

Scientific computing resources

  • Brown software
  • Unix help
  • Useful software
    • latex — our basic scientific publishing format
    • lyx — a wysiwm front-end for latex
    • xfig — basic vector graphics for figures
    • inkscape — more modern vector graphics for figures
    • unison — syncronize files/directories between different computers
    • jabref — bibtex editor, for citing other papers in articles
    • mathematica
    • maple
    • vnc — remote desktop environment (lets you run long mathematica/maple jobs on the cluster)
    • grace — statistical plotting program (for when you have error bars)