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This tree of web pages is a set of computing tips and tricks learned during the course of graduate study in statistics at Carnegie Mellon and postdoctoral and professorial work at Harvard. Thanks to the many who have helped me with computing during my time in the department at CMU, including Fang Chen, Howard Seltman, Pantelis Vlachos, Bill Eddy, Anthony Brockwell, David Algranati, and Adrian Rollett. Thanks also to Randy Downer who first introducted me to UNIX while I was at Duke. Thanks to Jarek Harezlak, Andy Houseman, Christoph Lange, Greg DiRienzo and Greg Mazzu at Harvard for discussions and tips.
If you find errors or better ways to do something, please bring them to my attention.
Some of these tips are operating system-specific; those are generally based on Linux, Fedora Core 5 or 10, or prior to May 2006, Linux Red Hat 9, though they may work in other distributions and other UNIX variants. Others are specific to the computing environments at either CMU or Harvard - as I revise the pages in the future, I'll try to make more clear which are universal and which very specific.