Statistics Computing Lab

Wiscmail email address change to Office 365 for everyone

  • Fri, 09/20/2013 - 10:42am - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    Sometime during the 2014 calendar year, your @wisc.edu email address is going to change to the format of firstname.lastname@wisc.edu. The primary email client for checking mail at this address will be Outlook, which is available over the web browser - no need to install anything. Your current @wisc.edu address will forward to the new address for some time.

    Calendaring is integrated with this system, and WiscCal will be going away.

    Your current email in your WiscMail account will be migrated over. Your calendar information on WiscCal will also migrate over to the new system. Attachments greater than 25 MB will need to be moved by hand, so if you have large attachments, be thinking about that now.

    I realize most of you... read more

bigmem04 now available

  • Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:22pm - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    A new computation server is now available. bigmem04 is 32 cores (two Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2470 0 @ 2.30GHz) with 128 GB of RAM. This system is ONLY for running statistical software that requires a somewhat long run time ( greater than 4 hours).

    Please check the system load using the uptime command and the processor availability by either running top and pressing 1, or checking the Systems Status page on this website by logging in at the right.

Pandoc package now available on Stat system

  • Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:54pm - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    /usr/bin/pandoc

    http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/

    If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Pandoc can convert documents in markdown, reStructuredText, textile, HTML, DocBook, LaTeX, or MediaWiki markup to

    HTML formats: XHTML, HTML5, and HTML slide shows using Slidy, Slideous, S5, or DZSlides.
    Word processor formats: Microsoft Word docx, OpenOffice/LibreOffice ODT, OpenDocument XML
    Ebooks: EPUB version 2 or 3, FictionBook2
    Documentation formats: DocBook, GNU TexInfo, Groff man pages
    TeX formats: LaTeX, ConTeXt, LaTeX Beamer slides
    PDF via LaTeX
    Lightweight markup formats: Markdown, reStructuredText... read more

Network Skills course

  • Fri, 09/13/2013 - 10:06am - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    There is a class that is offered on Fridays at 1:20pm to help students with their computing skills in Statistics. Ranging from day-to-day Linux questions and issues to beginning topics in R, and more. Please see the following page to learn about topics coming up or that have been presented already.

    http://www.stat.wisc.edu/network-skills/

Login feature in development

  • Mon, 08/26/2013 - 2:31pm - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    We are currently working on the netid login issue with the website. No need to notify the lab - we are on it. In the meantime you may not be able to log into the stat website but we hope to have this resolved before classes begin. Thank you for your patience.

You can monitor our servers from this page

  • Mon, 08/19/2013 - 3:21pm - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    Once you are logged into the Stats site with your NetID you can go to https://www.stat.wisc.edu/systems_reports and see who is logged into which computation machine, available RAM and CPU usage.

Website updated to new version

  • Tue, 08/13/2013 - 3:10pm - Posted by: Mike Cammilleri

    You're looking at the new version of www.stat.wisc.edu. There are still a few things to work out so please be patient. The Stystems Status page will be updated shortly. If you notice any oddness with the site, please email the lab.

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