Devel Environment



  • Git for Windows

  • Install it with default settings (I tend to use option 3 so unix commands are available in other shell)

  • Git Bash command line:

    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe /c ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i"
  • Just use Chocolatey to install it:

    choco install git

  • When you try to update it with Chocolatey, you might get an error saying Setup cannot continue until you close at least those applications in the list that are marked as "closing is required". Stop ssh.exe and try it again:

    Get-Process ssh.exe | Stop-Process



A set of PowerShell scripts which provide Git/PowerShell integration


  • PowerShell
  • ConsoleZ
  • ConEmu




You can download binary GSL from oscats projects. Make sure you get the correct architecture. (Usually 64bit)

Environmental Variables

Add the path to bin directory of your GSL installation to your PATH Environmental variable:

setx -m PATH "$env:path;C:\lib64\gsl\bin"

Add an environmental variable LIB_GSL with the path to your GSL installation:

setx -m LIB_GSL "C:/lib64/gsl"


You need to run above commands in administrator mode in CMD.


MinGW with OpenMP support

MinGW doesn’t come with openmp by default so if it’s not included in the Anaconda version you’ll probably have to find the correct installer from the MinGW site and install it.!topic/anaconda/c-4u6C29hYM


The cython wiki Does not recommend using MinGW for the 64bit compiler.

Install TDM-GCC

TDM-GCC is a compiler suite for Windows.

It combines the most recent stable release of the GCC toolset with the free and open-source MinGW or MinGW-w64 runtime APIs to create a LIBRE alternative to Microsoft’s compiler and platform SDK

openmp support must be manually added during installation. Expand Components - gcc and check openmp:

TDM-GCC Installation

TDM-GCC Installation