We're changing the way RCE users connect to the RCE. Following the changeover in late May, you'll need to connect to Harvard's VPN in order to use the RCE, whether you are connecting via NoMachine (NX), or SFTP or SSH. In order to connect to VPN, you'll need to claim your HarvardKey and set up two-factor authentication (the DUO app is recommended, but you can also use SMS or a phone call for authentication).
RECOMMENDATION TO RESEARCHERS: DO NOT use the example formula in the Stata manual shown for computing the grand mean with -xtreg, fe- . For a correct formula, see the link below.
Several days ago, one of our IQSS Data Scientists tried to replicate results from -xtreg, fe- by re-implementing the command using the formula shown in Stata 15's manual entry for -xtreg, fe-. It failed:...
Anaconda Python 2.7 and 3.6 are the new Python platforms.
The old version of Python 2.7 will be handled by Anaconda.
Python 3.3 will be deprecated at the end of August.
We no longer are updating modules for the old versions of Python.
The benefit of using the Anaconda environment is that it is built with data science in mind: popular Python modules are already included in the environment, module versions are maintained by Anaconda for compatibility, and researchers can install additional modules to their...
The popular Anaconda distribution of Python packages -- including NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, and more -- is now available in the RCE. Users can choose from Python 2.x or 3.x versions of the Anaconda Navigator, or launch a shell with the Anaconda libraries from the RCE Powered Applications menu.
HMDC will be retiring its web hosting service at http://people.hmdc.harvard.edu/ at the end of March 2017. No files will be deleted, but the web service will no longer be running. All support for this service will end by end of day, Wednesday, March 29.
Going forward, there are several options if you’d like to continue to host your content.
If you want to create a new “people” page, such as a bio, resume, or CV,...
The default PATH for command-line RCE Shell will no longer include the current directory by default. This change ensures that only applications in known, trusted locations are executed. You can launch a command from the current directory instead by prefixing it with ./ (dot slash), for example "./configure" .
On Wed morning Dec 23, HMDC staff were forced to restart our HTCondor resource manager. The resource manager controls all of the jobs submitted to the RCE cluster. Restarting the resource manager terminates all running jobs. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but was necessary since no new jobs could be submitted.