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Re: Error installing StarCluster 0.95.2 on Windows 7

From: Jacob Barhak <no email>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:51:20 -0500

Hi Sergio,

Here is a direct link:

The web site will ask you to leave your contact info, yet the base software is free.

It will install python with several versions that you can switch between and many other useful packages as well as IDE environments that I find useful. You still need to install StarCluster afterwards yet this worked smoothly for me.

This company also has an anaconda AMI and instructions how to use it with StarCluster yet this is unrelated here so I am not sending the links to avoid confusion with this thread.

Proper disclosure is that I occasionally test this product for them - so I am biased a bit toward this solution. There may be other solutions that will solve the issue you encounter. Yet this solution worked for me and I hope it will work for you.


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 12, 2014, at 4:30 PM, Sergio Mafra <> wrote:

> Hi Jacob,
> Thanks for your prompt answer. Woulld you mind to post the link for download?
> All best,
> Sergio
> Em quarta-feira, 12 de março de 2014, Jacob Barhak <> escreveu:
>> Hi Sergio,
>> You have a similar issue to the one I had. If you try the Anaconda python distribution this issue seems to disappear - at least for me for version 0.95.
>> The bad side of this is that you may need to reinstall your Python base. The Good side is that you get all sorts of perks such as many scientific libraries installed and have other nice abilities for free.
>> I suggested that starcluster should also have a conda install option - yet there seems to be little demand currently. Perhaps this will change.
>> I hope this works for you.
>> Jacob
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Mar 12, 2014, at 3:29 PM, Sergio Mafra <> wrote:
>>> Hi fellows,
>>> Tried to install MIT StarCluster on my Windows 7 Professional notebook and got this error:
>>> C:>easy_install StarCluster
>>> Searching for StarCluster
>>> Best match: starcluster 0.95.2
>>> Processing starcluster-0.95.2-py2.7.egg
>>> starcluster 0.95.2 is already the active version in easy-install.pth
>>> Installing script to C:\Python27\Scripts
>>> Installing starcluster.exe script to C:\Python27\Scripts
>>> Installing starcluster.exe.manifest script to C:\Python27\Scripts
>>> Using c:\python27\lib\site-packages\starcluster-0.95.2-py2.7.egg
>>> Processing dependencies for StarCluster
>>> Searching for pycrypto>=2.5
>>> Reading
>>> Best match: pycrypto 2.6.1
>>> Downloading
>>> r.gz#md5=55a61a054aa66812daf5161a0d5d7eda
>>> Processing pycrypto-2.6.1.tar.gz
>>> Running pycrypto-2.6.1\ -q bdist_egg --dist-dir c:\users\smafra1.ons\app
>>> data\local\temp\easy_install-sgrfjz\pycrypto-2.6.1\egg-dist-tmp-ftg5hk
>>> warning: GMP or MPIR library not found; Not building Crypto.PublicKey._fastmath.
>>> error: Setup script exited with error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
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