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Installing nanocontact on Windows

Installing on Windows from scratch

(I have not tried this whole process. The only Windows install I've done was on a machine I was already using for development.)

  1. Download and install Python 2.6. I recommend the ActivePython distribution.
  2. Install a C compiler. This should be the same compiler Python is built with, namely Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (version 9.0) for the above version.
  3. Install the following Python third-party libraries (see below):
    1. numpy: this is a widespread numerical math library for Python. In addition to the math utilities, numpy includes the tools to package and link Fortran extensions like we use.
    2. scipy: this provides additional numerical math tools
    3. matplotlib: this provides plotting capabilities
    4. Mecheye Fusion: this provides movie capabilities
  4. Download the source code for nanocontact using the download links on this site or using Mercurial.
  5. From the outermost directory in nanocontact, run "python install"

Third party libraries