Overview

Perl is a general-purpose interpreted programming language, originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and bioinformatics.

Available Versions

The default Perl is required for system purposes and is generally too old for applications. We offer more recent versions of Perl as modules. To find the available versions and learn how to load them, run:

module spider perl

The output of the command shows the available Perl module versions.

For detailed information about a particular Perl module, including how to load the module, run the module spider command with the module’s full version label. For example:

module spider perl/5.36.0
ModuleVersion Module Load Command
perl5.36.0 module load gcc/11.4.0 perl/5.36.0

CPAN Modules

Users can install their own Perl modules from CPAN via the cpanm command. For instance:

cpanm Test::More

Run cpanm --help for further help.

Example Slurm Script

#!/bin/bash
#SBATCH -N 1
#SBATCH -n 1
#SBATCH -t 01:00:00
#SBATCH -o output_filename
#SBATCH -p standard
#SBATCH -A mygroup

module load gcc perl

perl myscript.pl