Installing Compsci Software, Spring 2012

YouTube video of Prof. Astrachan installing Java, Eclipse, Pydev, EPD, and Ambient on a Windows 7 laptop on September 7, 2010. It's hard to see the font/words, you can download the original video which is large, but shows the whole screen in close to true size. Note, this process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

When installing these programs, we suggest you simply follow the default installation options.

  1. Download and Install Java (the latest version is 7, but 6.27 may be more stable, and anything 5 or higher is fine)

  2. Download and Install Eclipse (we recommend downloading the Classic 3.7 version)
  3. Download and Install Enthought's Python Distribution
  4. Install Pydev plug-in for Eclipse (this step is done while running Eclipse)
  5. Configure Eclipse to find Python
  6. Install Ambient plug-in for Eclipse (this step is done while running Eclipse)
  7. Restart Eclipse for changes to take effect