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 cluster(s)
  • Navigating the file systems
  • Understanding and troubleshooting error messages
  • Transferring and storing data
  • Installing and compiling software
  • Writing SLURM submission scripts
  • 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 cses@princeton.edu.

Visualization Help

The Thursday afternoon Help Session is a particular opportunity to meet with research computing staff for one-on-one help with data visualization as well as all of the general usage help that's available on both days.

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.

For help at other times, please email cses@princeton.edu.

Upcoming Help Sessions

Weekly Help Sessions

Tue, Aug 20, 2019, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: 245 Lewis Science Library

Weekly Help Sessions in Visualization & Programming

Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: 245 Lewis Science Library