Getting started for Demiurge

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This page will list all the necessary steps you should take before starting to work on the Demiurge project.


Set up your working environment

  • Activate all resources as described on this page, if you not have done so already.
    • TODO What is most important of these steps?
  • Set up your workstation (see this page for more details)
  • Send your github account name to the Demiurge repository administrator (at the moment Ken)
    • He will add you to the demiurge-project organization so that you can see the private development repositories
    • Development rules for the github repositories: TODO
  • Get yourself added to the Demiurge Whatsapp group
  • Give your e-mail address to Mauro, he will add you to the Demiurge mailing list
  • Install argos (TODO Instructions)
    1. Install all prerequisites (specified at the github page)
      • You can do so by running the following command in your terminal: TODO
    2. Download and install argos
      • Be aware that we are currently not using the most recent version but instead the release "3.0.0-beta48"
    3. Download and install the e-puck plugin TODO
    • If you don't want to install everything by hand this script might be useful. However you need all prerequisites installed before running the script.
  • Install AutoMoDe (TODO Instructions)
  • If you have to work on the cluster you should follow these instructions to install Argos. AutoMoDe can be installed as on your local computer.
  • In order to install irace on the cluster, follow these steps:
    1. Download the irace package
    2. Upload the .tar.gz file to your home directory in the cluster
    3. Install the R package locally
      • Run the following command: R CMD INSTALL -l ~/R/x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu-library/2.15/ irace-2.2.tar.gz
      • Please note that the irace package must be located in ~/R/x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu-library/2.15/irace to be correctly located by R. At the moment it is not possible to put it anywhere else
    4. Add irace to IRACE_HOME, PATH and R_LIBS path (for example in your .bashrc file with the following commands)
      • export R_LIBS_USER=~/R/x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu-library/2.15/
      • export IRACE_HOME=${R_LIBS_USER}/irace/
      • export PATH=${IRACE_HOME}/bin/:${PATH}
      • export R_LIBS=${R_LIBS_USER}:${R_LIBS}

Important paper to read

Useful pages to bookmark

People working on the project

  • TODO

Resources depending on your area of expertise

  • TODO
Personal tools