In new Code Ocean,  click the Interactive Sessions dropdown, and select the Terminal icon to have command line access to your capsule.

Your next run will be accompanied by the words 'interactive session.'

 When these words are blue, they are a link which you can click to launch the terminal. You will then see:

This will be helpful, for debugging, figuring out installation, and trying different options -- without needing to run a script from top to bottom.

Five general caveats about interactive sessions on Code Ocean:

  1. Leaving an interactive session running will continuously use quota until you stop the run by clicking the red square in the screenshot above. 
  2. Every 30 minutes, your interactive session will ask you if you are still there. This is to prevent an idly open tab from exhausting your quota. 
  3. When you open an interactive session, you may be prompted to accept notifications from Code Ocean. If you accept, you will receive this half-hourly reminder in your open interactive tab. If you do not accept, it will pop up in the Code Ocean capsule from which you launched the interactive session.
  4. If you do not actively tell Code Ocean that you are still working, every 30 minutes, your session will end and your work will be lost. Please pay attention to these notifications. 
  5. Work done in an interactive session will not be saved to your /code and /data panes. For the time being, please copy and re-implement any changes you wish to save back to your code and data.  
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