Local OS X Environment
For the most part, the Zamanian lab requires use of macOS on personal computers. The following is a guide for setting up one's local machine for in order to unify machines across the lab.
Update your macOS version to Catalina (v10.15.1)
Install core software:
- Adobe products
- Box Drive (cloud-based shared file storage)
- Cyberduck (SFTP client)
- iTerm (feature-rich terminal replacement)
- Atom (Versatile IDE with useful packages and themes)
- XQuartz (open-source window system on which some apps rely)
- XCode (command line tools for macOS)
- RStudio (IDE for R scripting and plotting)
- Sublime Text (lightweight text editor)
- Slack (primary lab communication tool)
- UW VPN (VPN for off-campus resource access)
- Zoom (video meeting software)
- Paperpile (reference management)
If the Mac is UW-owned, follow these instructions to install Parallels Mac Management. This will allow you to directly install UW-licensed software.
Install additional bioinformatics and imaging software:
~/.bash_profilewith the lab
.bash_profile(direct link: .bash_profile).
Create your R environment:
- Use CRAN to install or update R to version 4.0.2
NOTE: We will upgrade to new versions of R as a group.
Manage your Python environment using Miniconda.
Use Homebrew to install other command-line software (optional).