Using Workspaces to Develop Tools

By Michael McLennan

Purdue University



Published on


One of the most powerful tools on any hub is something we call a workspace, which is a full-featured Linux desktop that you can access any time, any place, from your web browser. Workspaces are fully loaded with the latest open source software, including HUBzero's own Rappture toolkit, Octave, a variety of compilers, and other handy utilities.

This tutorial shows how to use workspaces for research and for tool development. It shows how to launch workspaces, how to share them, how to transfer files in and out, and how to access Grid computing resources.

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Michael McLennan (2010), "Using Workspaces to Develop Tools,"

    BibTex | EndNote


  • Copyright © 2022 Hubzero
  • Powered by Hubzero®