Getting Python and Cygwin running on a Windows Machine

0) enthought Python distribution

https://www.enthought.com/products/epd/

This seems like a good approach but I couldn’t get it to install

1) General info

How to Set Up a Python Development Environment on Windows

https://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/set-up-python-windows/

 

2) A good IDE: Sublime text:

https://www.sublimetext.com/

 

3) Installing curl for downloading from internet

For installing curl after an initial cygwin installation

How do I install cURL on cygwin?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3647569/how-do-i-install-curl-on-cygwin

Scroll down for how to do this from the windows command line and within cygwin; note that the name of the cygwin installer might vary from what is listed in teh answer.

 

4)Add python to you path:  Go to Control Panel, System, Advanced system settings, click on Environment Variables, click on Path, ad something like “;C:Python27”.  See Haddock and Dunn Practical computing for biologists  pg 456 for more details.

4)Install ez_setup.py; uses wget

https://serverfault.com/questions/7282/how-to-run-easy-install-in-cygwin

 

On getting scipy

Installing SciPy, NumPy and matplotlib Under Cygwin

https://www.codefull.org/2015/12/installing-scipy-numpy-and-matplotlib-under-cygwin/

 

extracting tarballs

https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/extract-tar-gz-files-using-linux-command-line/

 

 

Information on pip, which is installed for me automatically

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30863501/installing-new-versions-of-python-on-cygwin-does-not-install-pip

 

On installing setup tools

https://packaging.python.org/tutorials/installing-packages/

 

On wheel files .whl

https://pip.pypa.io/en/latest/user_guide/#installing-from-wheels

 

This looks useful:

Getting to Know the Command Line

https://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/command-line/

 

 

This looks useful

https://datanitro.com/blog/python_on_windows

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