Python on Windows with linux environment

Marc Brooks marcwbrooks at
Thu Jun 2 10:10:43 EDT 2016

Others have mentioned Cygwin or the new subsystem.  The other two options a
number of Python develops that I work use are to (1) install
vmware/virtualbox and run linux in a vm or (2) install the packaged
binaries, such as Anaconda from Continuum Analytics.

One issue I had when using cygwin was that it was sometimes a bit more
annoying to get libraries installed, since it couldn't use any pre-compiled
binaries for Windows.  I don't know if that's still the case, since this
was a few years back and I'm doing my dev work on a mac nowadays.


On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 7:22 AM, Muhammad Ali <muhammadaliaskari at>

> Hi,
> I use windows regularly, however, I use linux for only my research work at
> supercomputer. In my research field (materials science) most of the scripts
> are being written in python with linux based system. Could I installed such
> linux based python on my window 7? So that I can use those linux based
> scripts written in python and I can also write my own scripts/code without
> entirely changing my operating system from windows to linux.
> Looking for your valuable suggestions.
> Thank you.
> --

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