Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of InstallWindows


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Dec 16, 2011 10:15:10 AM (10 years ago)
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    66=== Python ===
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    8 Python 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 distribution options do will fine. Python and all the required packages are open source, so you could in theory download the source code for each one and compile them yourself. Select and download one of the packages below and follow directions provided on that site for installation.
     8Python 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 distribution options described here will do fine. Python and all the required packages are open source, so you could, in theory, download the source code for each one and compile them yourself. Most Windows users are likely to prefer to use binary distributions and will prefer using a single download that provides everything they need. For that, select and download one of the packages below and follow directions provided on that site for installation. Note that GSAS-II is being developed with version 2.x of Python (2.7.2 as of December 2011) and has not progressed to version 3.x of Python. This is in part because not all the packages required by GSAS-II are fully supported on Python 3.x.
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    10  * [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php Enthought Python Distribution (EPD)] is a commercially licensed Python package that features differing levels of 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.)
     10 * [http://www.enthought.com/products/epd.php Enthought Python Distribution (EPD)] is a commercially licensed Python package that features differing levels of support. Academic users may request a free license at http://www.enthought.com/products/edudownload.php. 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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    1212 * [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 OpenGL into the EPDFree version.
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    14  * [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.
     14 * [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 select to install all packages or else perform a customized installation 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.
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    16  * [http://www.activestate.com/activepython ActiveState ActivePython] This is commercial licensed software. There is a free version with no support. We have not used this yet.
     16 * [http://www.activestate.com/activepython ActiveState ActivePython] This is commercial licensed software that includes a free version with no support. ActiveState is well respected in the scripting community , but we have not tried this yet.
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    1818=== Subversion ===