Installing the GaussSum scripts on Windows

Install Python

GaussSum requires Python, which is a programming language commonly used for scripting.

Go to the Python install page. Download and run the Windows installer for a recent version of Python 3 (e.g. Python 3.3.2). Install it into something like C:\Python3.3. GaussSum also works well with Python 3.1 and 3.2.

Install Numpy

GaussSum requires Numpy, which is a Python extension that allows efficient matrix algebra.

Go to the Numpy download page. Download and run the Windows installer for your version of Python.

Install Matplotlib

In order to draw the graphs, GaussSum requires the Python package Matplotlib.

Go to the Matplotlib download page. Download and run the Windows installer for your version of Python.

Install the GaussSum Python scripts

The scripts can be found here. Extract the zip file into something like C:\Program Files (x86)\GaussSum.

Create a shortcut on your desktop to GaussSum.py (to do this, right-click on an empty part of the desktop, choose New -> Shortcut, browse to the folder where you installed GaussSum and choose GaussSum.py). To change the icon, right-click on the icon, choose Properties -> General -> Change Icon -> Browse. Find the folder where you installed GaussSum and choose GaussSum.ico. In addition, change the program used to open GaussSum by following these instructions: right-click on the icon, choose Properties -> General -> Opens with -> Change -> PythonW. If you want to set a startup folder, right-click on the icon, choose Properties -> Shortcut -> Start in:, and type the name of the startup folder.

If you have any questions or requests, or if you wish to be added to the mailing list for information on new versions and bug fixes, please send an email to gausssum-help@lists.sourceforge.net.

Start GaussSum

Just double-click the shortcut to GaussSum.py to start GaussSum.