Software Setup Overview

These pages should help you to get started setting up the computing environment on your machine ready.

Think your machine is already configured well? Then directly proceed to our tutorial on setting up efficient workflows to manage data- and computation-intensive projects. If necessary, you can come back to this section to make changes to your computer's configuration.

Configure your computer

Of course, there are many ways to set up a machine, and we do not mean to consider our way of doing to be perfect. In fact, the setup instructions sometimes resemble a compromise, so that later instructions - given to both Windows, Mac and Linux users - can be followed as closely as possible.

If you are writing your Master thesis at Tilburg University, please attempt to install necessary software and packages prior to your first meeting.

Summary

  • If everything goes smoothly, you should be able to complete the installation in one sitting within 60-120 minutes.
  • Please follow the steps one-by-one in the order they appear on the side bar and do not deviate from them, unless you really know what you are doing.
  • Where necessary, we have provided instructions for Mac, Windows and Linux machines.

Beware

  • We will use the terms command prompt (Windows) and terminal (Linux, Mac) interchangeably.