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Sunsetting the Simulated FSRDC

One of the (original) goals of the VirtualRDC was to provide an environment that simulated the computing environment in the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. Researchers could learn how to work within the constraints of the confidential FSRDCs before actually starting work at one of the physical locations, thus reducing the setup time and permitting the use of the VirtualRDC as a teaching environment.

The structure of the FSRDC computer environment has sufficiently changed and diverged from our simulated environment. We are thus no longer offering this service.

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Computational Tools for Social Scientists Workshop - 2018 edition

Please mark your calendars:

Computational Tools for Social Scientists Workshop

August 20-22, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Ives 111 (Ives 115 on Aug 22)

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[SDS] SSB important update to validation rules

The SIPP Synthetic Beta custodians have posted an important update to validation rules.
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[ECCO] Network problem affecting compute nodes, project spaces

We are experiencing a problem with the 10Gb network providing access and file services to the compute nodes. We will update once the problem is solved.

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[ECCO] [SDS] Testing an upgrade of Rstudio

ECCO and SDS users of Rstudio may have noticed that our install of Rstudio is fairly old. This is a technical constraint, as the most recent versions of Rstudio require more modern operating systems (we still run CentOS 6).

We have a new way of invoking Rstudio, but have not fully tested whether it can replace the older Rstudio in all circumstances. Please test this out (requires to use the command line) and let us know if it works for you.

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