I think this Python configuration set of instructions should work ok for Windows
Please oh please I hope these instructions work out for newbies who want to work with Python
Install Python 2.78 or whatever latest version https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-278/
On Windows Control Panel System, add the Ptyhon Interpreter onto system path
Follow Window configuaration here
To install PTVS into Visual Studio 2013, follow http://pytools.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Python%20Environments
TO install, use http://pytools.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=PTVS%20Installation I picked the MSI for my Visual Studio 2013
It seems Gigi is using Python v 2.7 at this present time. https://quantlabs.net/blog/2014/09/pow-wow-sep-23-about-python-and-other-advanced-trading-topics-with-chart-comparison-on-forex-brokers/
Also, could be useful is http://www.hanselman.com/blog/OneOfMicrosoftsBestKeptSecretsPythonToolsForVisualStudioPTVS.aspx
Note I also tried Anaconda with Spyder 2 which is dedicated for Python data science.
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