Computer Lab (RTK)

Contact Information

Dr. Holger Irrgang

Wollweberstr. 1

17489 Greifswald

Phone +49 3834 420 4601

or +49 3834 420 4604



What is the RTK?

  • The RTK is the computational center of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • All lectures that require working on a computer take place here.
Opening hours

Opening hours

The usual opening hours of the RTK are:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 am. until 4:00 pm.



The RTK consists of a Mac-Pool of 10 Mac minis and a PC-Pool of 40 computer. Here you find a list of the hardware and all installed software:

Hardware: Intel NUC i7-5557U

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5557U 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • SSD 250 GB

Operating system

  • Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS



Compiler and programming environment



  • Open Office


Software tips

Software tips

This list can help you to find open source software as an alternative to expensive commercial software and gives you useful software advises and recommendations. 

Mathematics Software

  • Octave
    Free MATLAB alternative.
  • Scilab
    extensive Software package for numerical calculations.
  • R
    Statistics Software for data analysis etc.
  • Cinderella
    older version free geometry program.
  • Zirkel und Lineal
    powerful geometry program.
  • GeoGebra
    dynamical geometry program awarded with the German educational software award (platform-independent).

Compiler and Programming Environments

  • G95
    Fortran 95 Compiler for Windows and Linux.
  • MinGW
    Collection of GNU-Compilers (C/C++, Fortran) and corresponding Header files.
  • Dev-C++
    Programming environment for C++ (contains MinGW).
  • Eclipse
    originaly programming environment for Java, plugins for a range of other languages and Latex (TeXlispe) exist.
  • Photran
    Eclipse version developed for Fortran.
  • Sun Studio
    Programming environment from Sun, Compiler for C/C++ and Fortran included (Registration required).


  • MiKTeX
    LaTeX implementation for Windows. Contains all necessary packages and tools (latex, pdflatex, bibtex,...).
  • TeXnicCenter
    IDE for creating LaTeX documents, suitable for beginners.
  • LEd
    Extensive LaTeX editor with integrated dokument preview, BibTeX support and automatic code completion.
  • Texmaker
    Basic LaTeX-Editor, also available for Linux.


  • PSPad
    powerful editor, with syntax highlightning for allmost all programming languages (HTML, CSS, Java, c/c++, Fortran, MATLAB, LaTeX,...). A special feature is the automatic allocation of compilers according to the file ending.
  • Phase 5
    Good HTML-Editor, that also supports CSS, Javascript etc.


In the following you find link recommendations: