Tutorial for New Users

Here you will find a step by step guide to downloading, configuring, and running the Einstein Toolkit. The tutorial uses an web-based interface using jupyter notebooks, so no software needs to be installed on your own computer. If you find something that does not work, please email users@einsteintoolkit.org.

Download the tutorial

The jupyter notebooks are available for download from their GitHub repository.

Offline usage

If, instead of using the web-based service, you would rather like to run the tutorial on your own laptop, then please use a read only version of the notebook here instead.

Online usage

Before you can get started you will require and account on the tutorial server, which is hosted by the Center for Computational Technology at LSU. Please request access before you try to log in. Please allow for 2 business days for the account to be created to happen. All data will be deleted after 4 days. Please make sure to download your data before that.

Starting the jupyter notebook

Once your account is approved, go to https://etk.cct.lsu.edu/ and sign in. You will be presented with a view of the "work" directory which will show its content, which includes a file "CactusTutorial.ipynb".

Click on the file and you will be brought to the actual jupyter notebook. From this point on, please follow the instructions in the notebook.