1.1 Getting Started (An Introduction)

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In this chapter we cover initial information about getting set up with computing accounts and basic tools so that you’re ready to run the tutorials in this Workbook. We cover:

  • Discussing the computing concepts that you are assumed to understand before going through the Workbook, e.g., Linux, C++, CVS, ROOT. Don't miss the appendices (at the end of the Essentials part of the Workbook, after chapter 5); they can help you get up to speed on some of these concepts.

  • Providing pointers to information resources beyond the Workbook. Find out about software reference material, meetings, hypernews forums, CERN and CMS-specific web pages, and more. The Workbook doesn't stand alone in the world of CMS-related information!

  • How to prepare for a visit to CERN, and what to do once you arrive; e.g., how to get to CERN, whose signatures you need, what documentation to bring, and so on.

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JennyWilliams - 26 Sep 2007 General tiding

This page is complete and clear: relevant information, ok; instructions work and clear, ok; links, ok. Antonio Morelos 120423

Responsible: SudhirMalik
Last reviewed by: Main.scarletnorberg- 1 December 2015

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