I’m going to start the 100 days of code again. First, followed the instructions in https://julialang.org/downloads/platform.html and completed installation of Julia 1.0.1 on CentOS 7.5.
Then installed iJulia, a Julia-language backend combined with the Jupyter environment, as below:
Then launched an iJulia notebook in Konqueror.
Use sudo -i to create an interactive root shell on CentOS. Instead of $, you will see #, indicating that you have root access. Very useful when you have to run a sequence of various commands which require root access. You won’t have to type sudo before each command.
Discovered Flatpak last week. It’s making the process of installing applications on CentOS a lot easier. I installed Flatpak, then got GNU Octave from Flathub. Flathub is where you can get apps to run inside Flatpak, without having to look for a version that will run on your specific Linux Distro. I now have GNUOctave installed and running, after several failed attempts before Flatpak.
Got VLC from the Nux Dextop repo.
VLC can be installed in yum by the following commands:
$ sudo yum -y install epel-release && sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el … noarch.rpm
This morning, installed Firefox 57 or Quantum via Konsole. Installing a software package on a Linux system is normally done from a terminal window (such as Konsole on CentOS), in contrast to Windows or OS X where an exe or dmg file is simply double-clicked to start the installation. In this case, I downloaded the compressed tar file from the Firefox site, then used the command to extract it in Konsole.
I will try Quantum for a while before making it the default version.
Around 3 weeks ago, I made a couple of big changes. Changed my MacBook Air for a Lenovo ideapad 320, and then installed CentOS 7. Effectively, i’m starting again.