Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of InstallWindows


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Jul 8, 2011 8:30:56 PM (10 years ago)
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    77Python is a computer scripting language, which means that one must have the Python interpreter installed on your computer to run a Python program. However, there are a number of [PythonPackages Python packages required by GSAS-II] that are not distributed within Python so not just any distribution of the Python interpreter will do. For development, we use [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php EPD], but expect the other two distribution options will fine. Python and all the required packages are open source, so you could in theory download the source code and compile them yourself. Select and download one of the packages below and follow directions provided on that site for installation. Feedback on packages other than [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php EPD] is welcome. Note that at this time, GSAS-II does not support Python 3.0 or greater and Python 2.7 is recommended.
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    9  * [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php Enthought Python Distribution (EPD)] is commercial licensed software that is distributed at no cost to students and employees of academic organizations. To install, download the .msi file and click on it to invoke the windows installer. Note that this package can be installed without administrator privileges -- I think -- if you install it for only your own use. You may have to choose an install location that you own (a subdirectory of My Documents, for example.)
     9 * [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php Enthought Python Distribution (EPD)] is commercial licensed software that features differing levels of commercial support. To install, download the .msi file and click on it to invoke the windows installer. Note that this package can be installed without administrator privileges -- I think -- if you install it for only your own use. You may have to choose an install location that you own (a subdirectory of My Documents, for example.)
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     11 * [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd_free.php Free Enthought Python Distribution (EPDFree)] is a light-weight and non-supported version of the EPD package, above. It contains all the packages needed for GSAS-II excluding [http://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyOpenGL PyOpenGL]. To install, download the .msi file from URL http://www.enthought.com/products/epd_free.php and click on it to invoke the windows installer. (See note with regard to administrator privileges.) After installing EPDFree, you can install PyOpenGL from [http://pypi.python.org/packages/any/P/PyOpenGL/PyOpenGL-3.0.1.win32.exe#md5=513cc194af65af4c5a640cf9a1bd8462 here]. Run the !PyOpenGL3.0.1.win32.exe file. If you have more than one version of Python on your computer, make sure it installs into the EPDFree version.
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    1113 * [http://www.pythonxy.com/ Python(x,y)] is a free Windows (and Linux) Python distribution. It focuses on supporting the Qt GUI package, while GSAS-II requires Wx, but this distribution does offer Wx and all the other packages that GSAS-II requires, as far as we are aware. Note that when you install, you will either need to install all packages or else customize to ensure that the [PythonPackages Python packages required by GSAS-II] are installed. To install, download the .exe file, run it and read the instructions.