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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

http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php

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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