Instructions tested with Windows 7 64-bit and Continuum’s Anaconda 4.1.1

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Instructions

Install Gnu On Windows

1. Download and install Gnu On Windows (Gow) from https://github.com/bmatzelle/gow/releases/download/v0.8.0/Gow-0.8.0.exe. Select the default options when prompted during the installation of Gow.

Install Anaconda and iPython Notebook

1. Downloads and install Anaconda from http://repo.continuum.io/archive/Anaconda2-4.1.1-Windows-x86_64.exe. Select the default options when prompted during the installation of Anaconda.

2. Open PowerShell by pressing ⊞ Win-R, typing “powershell” in Run dialog box and clicking “OK”.

3. Type the command in red to verified Anaconda was installed.

> python --version
Python 2.7.12 :: Anaconda 4.1.1 (x86_64)

4. Type the command in red to update Anaconda.

> conda update --all --yes

Start iPython Notebook

1. Type the command in red to start iPython Notebook.

> ipython notebook

Troubleshooting

PowerShell vs Anaconda Command Prompt

We recommend using PowerShell instead of the Anaconda Command Prompt because it provides an environment that is closer to Unix than the Command Prompt.

1. Open PowerShell by pressing ⊞ Win-R, typing “powershell” in Run dialog box and clicking “OK”.