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All I need after a fresh installation of Linux Mint

I had some issues with my laptop, so I decided to re-install linux mint/Mate. This is the sequence of task for making my installation ready for work:

  • Add Persian keyboard layout (start menu -> keyboard ->layouts -> add, and then in Options -> switching to another layout -> alt + shift)
  • Install adblock plus add-on for Firefox
  • Install latex:
sudo apt-get install texlive imagemagick texlive-bibtex-extra texlive-fonts-extra texlive-font-utils texlive-extra-utils texlive-formats-extra texlive-generic-extra texlive-latex-extra texlive-math-extra texlive-pictures texlive-pstricks texlive-publishers texlive-science
  • Install the newest version of lyx:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lyx-devel/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lyx lyx-common dvipng psutils fonts-lyx elyxer tex4ht hevea tth latex2html
sudo add-apt-repository
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install inkscape
sudo pip install pydicom
sudo pip install "ipython[all]"
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:staticfloat/juliareleases
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:staticfloat/julia-deps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install julia
sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib python-scipy python-tk
  • Install mayavi2 for 3D visualization
sudo apt-get install mayavi2
  • Do this at the beginning: install some compilers:
sudo apt-get install build-essential gfortran pkg-config
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sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev zlib1g-dev python-dev
sudo pip install webassets
sudo pip install ghp-import
sudo pip install markdown
sudo pip install nikola
sudo pip install nikola[extras]
  • Install dropbox
  • Install some dependencies for linking Matlab to other packages
sudo apt-get install csh gcc-4.7 g++-4.7 gfortran-4.7
  • Install and configure git
sudo apt-get install git
git config --global "Your Name"
git config --global
  • Install Matlab; I still have a license to do so. Otherwise, install Octave
  • Install Pinta for working with images, much easier than GIMP
sudo apt-get install pinta

I have perhaps missed one thing or two here, but this is basically all I need to have my laptop ready.


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