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## 2.3 Microsoft Windows

Users of the `Microsoft Windows` operating system can install the self-extracting `Asymptote` executable `asymptote-x.xx-setup.exe`, where `x.xx` denotes the latest version.

A working TeX implementation (such as the one available at http://www.miktex.org) will be required to typeset labels. You will also need to install `GPL Ghostscript` from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/.

To view the default `PostScript` output, you can install the program `gsview` available from http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/. A better (and free) `PostScript` viewer available at http://psview.sourceforge.net/ (which in particular works properly in interactive mode) unfortunately currently requires some manual configuration. Specifically, if version `x.xx` of `psview` is extracted to the directory `c:\Program Files` one needs to put

```import settings;
psviewer="c:\Program Files\psview-x.xx\psv.exe";
```

in the optional `Asymptote` configuration file; see configuration file).

The `ImageMagick` package from

is required to support output formats other than EPS, PDF, SVG, and PNG (see convert). The `Python 2` interpreter from http://www.python.org is only required if you wish to try out the graphical user interface (see section Graphical User Interface).

Example code will be installed by default in the `examples` subdirectory of the installation directory (by default, `C:\Program Files\Asymptote`).

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