Hosting your blog on CS Servers

So you are enrolled into CS program, and you want to share your experience and new cool things you learn everyday in class with the world, but you don’t have a blog and don’t want to spend money on hosting it. Well you can host your blog on CS Servers for free!

All enrolled students get an account on CS servers, which they can access by ssh/ftp. You can host your blog on CS servers and which will be accessible at http://cs.wmich.edu/~yourBroncoId/yourBlogName.
To run your blog you need a CMS such as WordPress.Installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. In this installation tutorial, we will show you how to install WordPress on your CS home directory.

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Installing R Packages on your Ubuntu CS Account

If you are currently in Stats with R, or just find yourself wanting to play with some R packages. Below are some commands to install the required Packages for Stats with R. This guide is intended for students using the C-208 Computers and logging into their CS accounts on the Ubuntu side.

Once you are logged in do the following:

1. Run R (Search “R” in the finder menu)

2. Install Packages (Rfit, npsm, UsingR, devtools, hbrfit, and npsm reg2.

NOTE: Please install these in order.

install.packages("Rfit")
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Things You Might Want To Do

We are advising you to make some changes to your account that will allow you to:

  • Use your account as a remote git repository
  • Use scp to transfer files between computers
  • Send commands as arguments when invoking ssh

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