FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How can i get into my projects terminal?
  2. How to install packages?
  3. How to install system libraries?
  4. How to connect my project to GIT repository? 4a. How to connect my project with GitHub?
  5. I’m out of funds and cannot access my project, what to do??
  6. How can i publish my project and what does it involve?
  7. How can i upload files to my project?
  8. How can i contact you?

1. How can i get into my projects terminal?

To get access to the terminal simply click the Open terminal button.

Open terminal

Copy your password to clipboard by clicking the button.

Copy password

Type project as username

Username

Paste your password by pressing Ctrl + Shift + V simultaneously and submit it with Enter. The password won’t be visible.

Password

2. How to install packages?

The easiest way to install a package is by clicking the Packages button in upper-right corner of the main view of your project.

Packages button

Then you just need to write the name of the package you’d wish to install in the field in the bottom of the window that has showed up and click Install.

Packages install

You could do this via Interactive Console or terminal as well. Depending on language it would be

  • Python (!pip3 for Python3)
    !pip install package_name
    
  • Julia
    Pkg.add("package_name")
    
  • R
    install.packages("package_name")
    
  • Octave
    pkg install package_name
    

3. How to install system libraries?

The easiest way to do that is by logging in to the terminal and then simply typing in

> sudo apt-get install -y package_name other_package_name

However, you could do that from the Interactive Console as well by typing in acordingly

  • Python or Octave
    !sudo apt-get install -y package_name
    
  • Julia - mind the backticks (grave accents)!
    Base.run(`sudo apt-get install -y package_name other_package_name`)
    
  • R
    system("sudo apt-get install -y package_name other_package_name")
    

4. How to connect my project to GIT repository?

You can do it by typing in

git init
git remote add origin url-to-your-repository

into the terminal or Interactive Cosnole.

In case if you want to create a new repository type:

git checkout -b master
git add README.md
git push

Otherwise just pull all the data:

git fetch && git pull

4a. How to connect my project with GitHub?

We have prepared a video explaining the whole process step-by-step.

How to put your PLON project on GitHub?
How to put your PLON project on GitHub?

5. I’m out of funds and cannot access my project, what to do??

Free accounts funds are renewed monthly. The credits are added automatically every month after creating an account.

In case you would like to access your project and files earlier, you can always add funds to your account by visiting billing page.

Billing page

6. How can i publish my project and what does it involve?

You can now publish your project by simply clicking the Publish button in the upper-right corner of IDE, or in the Dashboard by clicking the Publish Project icon.

Publish project

If you don’t want your project to be shown and be accessible from the public Explore area, you can simply check the Private option.

Private

You will then get a direct link to your project which you can later share.

7. How can i upload files to my project?

After opening your project you can simply drag & drop files from your computer to the workspace folder which is shown on the left of the IDE.

File upload gif

8. How can i contact you?

The easiest way to do this is sending us an e-mail to support@plon.io, contact us directly by Messenger on our Facebook page or the built-in chat on plon.io in the lower-right corner of the page.

chat

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