Software on Odin

  • Apache
  • Biopython
  • emacs
  • Git
  • GNU C
  • GNU C++
  • LaTeX
  • MySQL + MySQL Python
  • NLTK + Tkinter, numpy, Matplotlib
  • OpenJDK
  • Perl
  • PHP + php-mysql
  • Python
  • R
  • sqlite3
  • tcsh
  • vim

To request software installs, email us at


If you would like to use GitHub on Odin, there are guides for students and teachers at the links below.

Database Information: MySQL

MySQL databases permissions are pre-provisioned. You'll may create a database and name it the same as your UNO NetID username. Here are some the commands you'll need to use.

  • To access MySQL on Odin, type: mysql then press Enter
  • To create your database, type: CREATE DATABASE dbname; (use your NetID in place of dbname)
  • To view existing MySQL databases type: SHOW DATABASES; then press Enter

File Backups

Weekly backups are performed on the system. This does not guarantee that lost files can be recovered at any given time, therefore we strongly encourage you to backup your files to multiple locations on a regular basis.

To request a file or files to be restored from backup, email us at