Detailed installation of prerequisites for Windows

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Installation of prerequisites for Windows XP

Install Python

Download from file python-2.5.2.msi and run it to install python.

Python 2.6 may also work.

Install Latex

Download TeX/LaTeX-distribution . See instructions at

Install Scipy/numpy

Download Numpy and run file numpy-1.2.1-win32-superpack-python2.5.exe or latest.

Download Scipy and run file scipy-0.6.0.win32-py2.5.exe or latest.

Install PIL (Python imaging library)

Download PIL from [1] and run file PIL-1.1.6.win32-py2.5.exe

Install PyX

Download pyx from [2] and open package PyX-0.10.tar.gz for example by using cygwin. Open command line (cygwin bash shell) and type

tar -xf PyX-0.10.tar.gz

this extract the package. Go to created directory PyX-0.10 in windows command promt and run

python install

Try running example [3] by typing


and see if a pdf was generated. If further problems, consult PyX website [4]