When (re-)installing a new computing from scratch there is always a bunch of stuff I need to install. This is an attempt to provide a list of things to remember. The commands are executed on Linux Mint.
First, I need my dotfiles to get a familiar feeling.
I manage these with rcm that have detailed instructions for installation.
My central dotfiles folder is
cd ~/Documents git clone https://github.com/robertdj/dotfiles.git
rcm needs its own rc file and then it can take care of the rest:
ln -s ~/Documents/dotfiles/rcrc ~/.rcrc rcup -v -t tmux -t linux -t computing
Secondly, I prefer to use ZSH instead of the usual BASH.
sudo apt install zsh chsh -s /bin/zsh
As a plugin manager for ZSH I use the lightweight zgen.
Vim is my one and only editor. In a previous post I describe how to compile Vim from source. Some of my plugins require Vim to be compiled with Python (2 or 3):
sudo apt install python-dev python3-dev
After a successful install, I need my plugins.
I use the plugin manager vim-plug that has instructions on the GitHub page.
I am a huge fan of the fuzzy finder fzf and the acompanying Vim plugin.
Both are installed when running
:PlugInstall in Vim, but
fzf must be added to the
- TeX Live: My preferred LaTeX distribution. During the installation process I check “create symlinks to standard directories”.
- Pandoc: For document conversion.
- The Silver Searcher: A modern
- Tmuxinator: A handy add-on for the termnial multiplexer tmux.
- Grip: Preview
README’s written in Github Flavored Markdown.
Statistics & numerical computing
My two main tools in this regard are R with RStudio and Julia.
sudo apt install libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev
Julia’s README lists a number of “Required Build Tools”, but it turns out that OpenSSL is missing. All in all the following should do the trick:
sudo apt install gfortran perl curl wget cmake patch m4 gcc clang libssl-dev