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I've been getting into some heavy numerical work lately, so I went ahead and installed Intel Parallel Studio on Debian 7. Unfortunately, to use any of the installed software, I need to source a number of set up scripts in /opt/intel/bin which is inconvenient to do manually every time I want to use the compiler. I could write a script to do this automatically for me, but as far as I know that won't work for launching the GUI applications from a GUI. Is there a standard way to configure the Intel install to remain readily available for use on a personal workstation?

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You can add your source commands to your .bashrc. I have the following lines in my .bashrc

Intel 2011

source /opt/intel/composer_xe_2011_sp1/bin/ intel64

Intel 2013

source /opt/intel/composer_xe_2013.3.163/bin/ intel64

Take a look at the Intel compiler installation steps in this link

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