This procedure will change your user configuration on the SSCC so that (a) python 2.7 instead of 2.6 is the default and (b) your python nltk module looks in my directory for the corpora we’re using this quarter.

  1. Login to the SSCC and copy the following command (exactly) into your terminal window. (Copy and paste is recommended for all of these.)

    cat ~kob734/profile_for_334 >> ~/.bash_profile

    Then push enter. No output will be displayed. Now logout and then log in to the SSCC again so these changes will take effect.

  2. To verify that this selected the correct version of python, run the command python --version and verify that it says Python 2.7.11 :: Anaconda 2.4.1 (64-bit).

  3. To verify that nltk is looking in the right place for corpora, launch the python interpreter (by typing python and pushing enter) and then type the commands

    from nltk.corpus import brown

    and verify that the output shows [u'The', u'Fulton', u'County', u'Grand', u'Jury', ...]. If it does, then everything is set up!