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COPING WITH UNIX, A SURVIVAL GUIDE


What it is not:
A Unix manual.
What is it?
An electronic survival kit for coping with the complexities of a scientific computing project from start to finish under a Unix operating system.
Who is it for?
Scientists and engineers who need to write and organize files and programs, as well as run, debug, and visualize the results (NOT computer scientists who care about the 23 options/command) .
Based on the real book:
(no weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List), A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers by Rubin H. Landau and Paul J. Fink, Jr, published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1993. The electronic materials derive from just part of that book and is for development and research purposes. Your feedback is encouraged and appreciated (the publisher would not object if you purchased the real book).
Philosphy:
Don't try to master every aspect of every available command and utility; learn the minimum you need to get your job done and pick up more as you become familiar with the tools.
In Three Parts:
Part I, Getting Started
Part II, Tools
Part III, Techniques for Power Users
Supported by:
A US National Science Foundation curriculum and laboratory development grant at OSU, a DOE/Nuclear Physics Division grant at OSU, and the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (NACSE) (part of the NSF-funded Metacenter Regional Alliance).
Contents:


Rubin H Landau, Melanie Johnson, Jon Maestri
rubin@physics.orst.edu, johnsonm@ucs.orst.edu, maestri@physics.orst.edu,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon