Commit 171b747e authored by Sylvester Joosten's avatar Sylvester Joosten
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## Prerequisites
The programmer is assumed to be familiar with
We assume that you are somewhat familiar with:
- git and gitlab (
- working in the terminal over ssh
- cmake, C++, python, and shell scripting
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on the local system.
Singularity can be [downloaded here]( -- 3.7 being the
most recent version as of January 2021.
*For an optimal experience, we strongly recommend you to use singularity 3 or later for this tutorial.
Use (very) old versions of singularity (e.g. 2.6.x) at your own risk!*
## The EIC Software Container
## The EIC Software Container (jug_xl)
### Step 1: Create a local directory that you want to work in, e.g., `~/eic`
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cd ~/eic
### Step 2: Deploy the containerized environment and launc a shell
### Step 2: Deploy the containerized environment and launch a shell
Execute the following line in your tgerminal to setup your environment in your sandbox
Execute the following line in your terminal to setup your environment in your sandbox
directory. This will install the latest stable container and place a script called
`eic-shell` in the top-level directory. This script will load the environment for you.
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cd athena
source /opt/detector/
dd_web_display --export athena.xml
This will generate the file `detector_geometry.root`, which you should copy to your local machine.
Then open the [web viewer](, click on the `...` and open the local root file.
(Note, the `source /opt/detector/` command adds the Athena detector plugins that ship
with the jug_xl container to your environment.)
Or if you want to skip this just
[click here to view the latest detector](;1&opt=clipxyz;transp30;zoom75;ROTY290;ROTZ350;trz0;trr0;ctrl;all&).
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