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Besides the usual course instructions for lecture, etc., there are several things that need to be done at the beginning of the semester.
 
Besides the usual course instructions for lecture, etc., there are several things that need to be done at the beginning of the semester.
  
* Pick a lab group of 3-4 people who you will work with to collect data.
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* Request access to Campbell 541 using [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScn98hnE7Cb9vf6vFgaXWpbaoMoPfx1wAvE489kQETufVsoRg/viewform this form]. You need keycard access to enter the lab outside of class to do your lab work.
* Get an account on the laboratory network (the instructions for which should have been sent in an email).
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* Request an account on the laboratory network using [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqWMwZrb3o1UdWIK_mP9S6jYBVy9vYtNHh5nmT24Gyr2Ze2w/viewform?usp=sf_link this form]. Once an account has been made for you, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.
* Optional (required if in pandemic mode): Set up remote (off-campus) logins following the instructions in [[Connecting to the Lab Computers Remotely]].
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** Optional (required if in pandemic mode): Set up remote (off-campus) logins following the instructions in [[Connecting to the Lab Computers Remotely]].
* Set up your shell (default bash) environment:
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** Optional: if you have your own Raspberry Pi (or want to get one), follow the instructions at [[Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi]].
** Get a bashrc file:
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* Pick a lab group of 3-5 people who you will work with to collect data. If in pandemic mode, this will be your pod, so pick people with similar dispositions for in-person vs. remote activities.
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====Setting Up Your Environment on the Undergraduate Lab Network====
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Follow these steps to set up your shell (default bash) environment on the lab computers (and when you log in):
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* Get a bashrc file:
 
<source lang="bash">
 
<source lang="bash">
 
cp /home/global/ay121/ugradio/environment/bashrc ~/.bashrc
 
cp /home/global/ay121/ugradio/environment/bashrc ~/.bashrc
</source>
 
then logging out and back in or run the command
 
<source lang="bash">
 
 
source ~/.bashrc
 
source ~/.bashrc
 
</source>
 
</source>
** Test your lab Python environment by executing:
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* Test your lab Python environment by executing:
 
<source lang="bash">
 
<source lang="bash">
 
ipython
 
ipython
 
>>> import ugradio
 
>>> import ugradio
 
</source>
 
</source>
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If this works, you are all set for the next time you log in.

Latest revision as of 15:20, 28 February 2022

This page summarizes the procedure for getting yourself setup for the Undergraduate Radio Lab.

Besides the usual course instructions for lecture, etc., there are several things that need to be done at the beginning of the semester.

  • Request access to Campbell 541 using this form. You need keycard access to enter the lab outside of class to do your lab work.
  • Request an account on the laboratory network using this form. Once an account has been made for you, follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.
  • Pick a lab group of 3-5 people who you will work with to collect data. If in pandemic mode, this will be your pod, so pick people with similar dispositions for in-person vs. remote activities.

Setting Up Your Environment on the Undergraduate Lab Network[edit]

Follow these steps to set up your shell (default bash) environment on the lab computers (and when you log in):

  • Get a bashrc file:
cp /home/global/ay121/ugradio/environment/bashrc ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
  • Test your lab Python environment by executing:
ipython
>>> import ugradio

If this works, you are all set for the next time you log in.