Please help me set up for the course on Windows.
I've managed to get use of a friend's gaming rig with nVidia GTX 1070, with a fresh Windows 10 and the latest nVidia drivers installed. Today I tried to follow the instructions at
but got stuck. Also, understand that though I have decades of experience developing software, I am nearly completely ignorant about Windows. So please keep it simple.
First I installed Anaconda 2.7 and Cygwin. Following the directions in the setup video (http://course.fast.ai/lessons/aws.html), Anaconda was installed for my user, and Cygwin for all users. Installed wget and git into Cygwin.
All went well until:
$ python setup.py develop
/usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: 'entry_points'
/usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: 'extras_require'
/usr/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py:267: UserWarning: Unknown distribution option: 'install_requires'
usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...]
or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...]
or: setup.py --help-commands
or: setup.py cmd --help
error: invalid command 'develop'
The same error occurs after the keras step, too.
And just to head off my next obstacle (next instruction), from the Anaconda prompt:
(C:\Users\User\Anaconda2) C:\Users\User>import theano, keras
'import' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Thanks for your help diagnosing this situation.
I have spent some time reading the installation topics and found some posts saying Anaconda and Cygwin must be installed in the opposite order. But no one who was successful laid out the correct installation steps steps completely.
Also, some posts indicate you have to install an old version of VS and CUDA 8 libraries to access the GPU from the notebooks. True? That seems like a deep rabbit hole with its own pitfalls.
Maybe it would be simpler and more reliable to set up a Linux boot partition, and use the Ubantu setup script. Opinions?
Thanks again for help and advice.