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HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays. All training sessions are from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at 307 Frey Computing Services Center. The sessions will be available on WebEx for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes in the afternoon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. WebEx remote connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Note: The Slide and Support Materials links are placeholders until content is added after the tutorial.

Spring 2018 Training Schedule

1. April 04, 2018: Data Visualization in R

TopicData Visualization in R
DateApril 04, 2018
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionGraphs and charts are essential components of data analysis, for which R as a programming language has gained popularity rapidly in recent years. This tutorial will provide an overview on how to create and save graphs in R, then focus on the ggplot2 package.
  • Basic knowledge of R is not required, but will be helpful.

Slides (R Presentation)

Slides (HTML)
RegistrationClick Here

2. April 11, 2018: Introduction to Python

TopicIntroduction to Python
DateApril 11, 2018
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionPython is a high-level programming language, easy to learn yet extremely powerful. This training will provide an introduction to programming in Python. The subjects include basic Python syntax, Python classes used in object-oriented programming. Basic Python modules for scientific computing and plotting will also be introduced. During the training, simple Python programs will be provided for demonstration.

  • Basic understanding of a programming language is assumed but not required.



RegistrationClick Here

3. April 18, 2018: Deep Learning Software

TopicDeep Learning Software
DateApril 18, 2018
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
RegistrationClick Here

2017 XSEDE Winter Training Schedule

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Virtual Images

For benefit of Training particpants who do not have ready access to a Linux machine, we have created a virtual image of CentOS 6.3. You can use this image in lieu of a LONI or LSU HPC account for some, but not all of our training courses. More details about this image and installation instructions are provided here

Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our HPC users both on campus and through the access grid to LSU partners. Topics covered vary from:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • More Linux
  • LaTeX
  • CVS
  • Subversion
  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • HPC Environment.

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.