I am recently setting up a Linux workstation in my lab, for my WRF simulation. Also, this workstation is used as my main processing powerhouse, so I am installing other useful tools that I have used, or I plan to learn/use in the near future.
I have been using Ubuntu before, so I am pretty familiar with “apt-get” manager and the software names in this system. But now with consideration for system stability, I am switching to CentOS. I installed CentOS 7.0 on the machine, and the installation below is based on it. Sometimes the software libraries are slightly different for different versions/distributions of Linux. For example, I can use “apt-get install acroread” to install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.04, but up to now I have not been able to make it in Ubuntu 14.04. So if any of the following command does not work for you, please find other approaches, or just compile it from the source code. Please keep in mind that nothing is impossible in Linux world. Now let’s get started.