Log Book Entry No.12

Days, Calendar Created: 11 Sep 2013 11:49:52 Days, Calendar Last Revised: 30 Sep 2013 16:12:29 Person PedroPaiva Text Building Python for Windows

Latest Python 2.7.5 MSI downloaded from here and installed at c:\Python27
Folder added to System PATH

  1. Go to Control Panel -> System
  2. On the left, click on Advanced system settings
  3. Environment Variables button
  4. System variables -> Select Path -> Edit
    • C:\Python27;C:\Python27\Scripts;
    1. If the Path contain other values, those should be kept constant and separated with a semicolon ;
Packages can be downloaded from here.

Installed Packages:

  • Scipy-stack (Must be installed first, includes most needed packages as pylab (numpy, scipy, matplotlib, ipython, ... ) and others
  • Updated ipython to 1.1.0 (the stack includes version 1.0.0)
  • pyfits 3.1.2
  • pyminuit 1.2.1
  • pywin32 218.4
  • astropy 0.2.4
  • aplpy 0.9.9
    • installed via pip install aplpy , no binary currently available. Pure python, does not depend on gcc

Created a nice desktop link with:

C:\Python27\python.exe -c "import sys; from IPython.frontend.terminal.ipapp import launch_new_instance; sys.exit(launch_new_instance())" --pylab
C:\Python27\Scripts\ipython.exe --pylab

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