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1 [[!meta title="SIPB Documentation"]]
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3 SIPB offers documentation for users at MIT and elsewhere.
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5 Some stuff under this tree is being migrated from Trac format.
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8 ## Recent Documentation
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10 * [Using Zephyr](http://sipb-www.scripts.mit.edu/doc/wiki/UsingZephyr) <br />
11 A guide on using Zephyr today with BarnOwl (and GNU Screen). Aimed at newcomers to Zephyr, and also a pretty good reference.
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13 * [[AFS and You|doc/afs-and-you]] <br />
14 A useful guide to AFS (originally the Andrew File System), the system that stores your Athena files. Targeted at mid-to-advanced users, this is a more up-to-date version than the Inessential Guide to AFS above.
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18 ## The Inessential Guide Series
19 The SIPB Inessential Guide series contain useful information about a variety of computing topics. Explore!
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21 * [An Inessential Guide to Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/quickref/quick.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAthena.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/guide/guide.pdf))([PS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/guide/guide.ps))<br />
22 A large guide on how to get the most out of your Athena account, from reading mail, to using AFS, to sending zephyrs.
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24 * [An Inessential Quick Reference to Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/quickref/quick.html)([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/quickref.dvi)) <br />
25 A one-page reference to the most basic information about Athena, including logging in, reading email, and getting help.
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27 * [Inessential AFS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/afs/html/afs-new.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.pdf))([PS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.ps))
28 A guide to AFS (Andrew File System) - the system used to store your files on Athena. Note that a more updated version of this guide can be found [[here|doc/afs-and-you]].
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30 * [Inessential LaTeX (PDF)](http://stuff.mit.edu/sipb/ilatex) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iLaTeX.dvi)) ([HTML, but somewhat dated](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/www/latex/guide/guide.html))  <br />
31 A very helpful guide to LaTeX, a typesetting program commonly used for doing PSets, writing papers, theses, books, etc.
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33 * [Inessential MATLAB](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/matlab/imatlab/imatlab.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imatlab/imatlab.dvi)) ([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/imatlab.pdf)) <br />
34 A guide to using MATLAB on Athena.
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36 * [Inessential Zephyr](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/html/izephyr.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/izephyr.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/izephyr.pdf)) <br />
37 A guide to using the Athena instant-messenging system, Zephyr. Less relevant now that most people use Barnowl, try [this](http://sipb-www.scripts.mit.edu/doc/wiki/UsingZephyr) instead
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39 * [Inessential Bitmaps](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/ibitmap/ibitmap.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/ibitmap.dvi)) <br />
40 A guide to drawing and displaying XBM bitmaps and other graphics.
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42 * Inessential Refrigerator Restocking (Internal DVI version - inquire at SIPB) <br />
43 A guide on how to restock a soda fridge. It isn't as hard as you make it look.
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45
46 ## IAP Classes
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48 SIPB teaches [an array of classes](http://sipb.mit.edu/iap) each IAP.
49 Some of them leave notes useful as documentation.
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51 * [Java Class Notes](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/iap/Archive/1999/java/outline.html) <br />
52 These are the electronic slides that were used in SIPB's popular Java class.
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55 ## Other Documentation
56
57 * [How to Choose a Good Password](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/passwords/passwords.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/passwords.dvi)) <br />
58 A one-page list of guidelines on how to choose secure passwords, and why this is important.
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60 * [Filtering Your E-Mail on Athena](http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imailfilters/imailfilters.html) <br />
61 A quick guide to filtering your e-mail on Athena's common email-clients.
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63 * [Getting Started with PGP on Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/pgp/pgp.html) <br />
64 A quick guide to using PGP security on Athena.
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66 * [DVI files? What are those? What's XDVI?](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/latex/xdvi/xdvi.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/xdvi.dvi)) <br />
67 XDVI is a program to view DVI files, a common output format from LaTeX.
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69 * [NetNews: A One-Page Guide to the Usenet](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/netnews/netnews-doc/netnews-doc.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/onepage-netnews.dvi)) <br />
70 A one-page reference to reading NetNews.
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72 * [Using Discuss](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/discuss/discuss.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/discuss.dvi))
73 A guide to using and enjoying the Discuss bulletin board system on Athena.
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