Help Sessions

Weekly Help Sessions

Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 am, 245 Lewis Science Library.

Thursday, 2:00-3:00 pm, 245 Lewis Science Library

Looking for some help getting started? Can’t get your code to run? This is an opportunity to meet with research computing staff for one-on-one help. Topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Getting started on the HPC clusters
  • Understanding and troubleshooting error messages
  • Installing and compiling software
  • Writing SLURM submission scripts
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Transferring and storing data
  • Debugging
  • Improving performance
  • Programming strategies
  • And many more

Think of this as CSES office hours - no appointment necessary. Unfortunately, we are not available to meet outside of these hours. If you have an issue and you are unable to attend a help session then please submit a ticket by emailing

Visualization Help

You can get help with visualization programs, techniques, and data formats. In particular, how to effectively display your data.

If you are working with large amounts of data on the Princeton High Performance Computing environment, you can use the tigressdata server to run visualization software on the data.  See the FAQ article, "How do I use VNC on Tigressdata?" for more information.

OIT Tech Clinic

If your issue relates to your own computer or relates directly to the Windows operating system then we encourage you to visit the OIT Tech Clinic.

Data & Statistical Services (DSS)

For help on R with data analysis please see the DSS website. DSS offers online tutorials and training for performing data analysis with R as well as one-on-one appointments. Issues related to running R on the HPC clusters are best addressed at the weekly help sessions described on this page.

Upcoming Help Sessions

Weekly Help Sessions

Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: 245 Lewis Science Library

Weekly Help Sessions

Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: 245 Lewis Science Library