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Running Praat on HPCC (2022-10-08)
I got Praat working on the system. It requires a newer version of CentOS and a few tricks but it is working. To start we need to make a folder with a singularity overlay in it and add conda (for dependencies):
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Next we need to download a CentOS8 image which has the some upgraded libraries that praat needs:
Now we can start singularity with the overlay and install some requirements (actually, mfa is not a requirement but this research team is using it for something else):
Finally, we can download praat and copy it to our singularity image:
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That should be it. We now connect to the HPCC using an X11 connection. The easiest way to do that is to start an interactive desktop form OnDemand. Once the desktop is running, open a terminal, change to the praat directory and run the following command:
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I also have an OnDemand App working in a basic dev environment but need to do some testing to find an easy way to share overlay images.
This overview of singularity was initially written by Dirk Colbry and is just intended of an example of how to install and run things on the HPCC. Please contact the ICER User Support Team if you need any help getting your workflow up and running.
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