Unity Software Overview¶
Means of installing packages¶
apt package manager¶
The Ubuntu system package manager
apt downloads its packages pre-compiled from the Ubuntu repository. These are placed in standard locations like
/usr/bin so that they are always found in your
$PATH. This can only be done by administrators. To avoid conflicts, most software is only available in one version. These packages will change with an (inevitable) operating system update. The admin team is trying to avoid
apt installs for research computing software.
There are a wide variety of modules available with the
/modules/apps/ or in
The conda package manager allows users to compile software easily and without admin privileges. Conda environments can be created for any software set, and can be enabled/disabled dynamically not unlike modules.
R package manager¶