MIT SIPB Script Services for Athena

Is language "foo" or software package "bar" installed?

If you’d like to check whether the service has certain software installed, you can ssh to from an Athena computer (you must first have signed up for one of the script services).

The service supports essentially any programming language with a Linux implementation. If you want to use a language (or language version) that is not installed on the server, you can either contact us at (we might be able to install what you want) or you can use a shebang line (and provide your own binary in AFS). Since the server is running Linux, custom shebang lines must point to Linux-compatible executables.

Here’s a shebang line demo: code | output

We also have instructions for installing Python libraries into your locker and a more detailed FAQ about Java.

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