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How to use PythonCyc on Windows 10

asked 2019-03-13 11:25:46 -0500

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I am trying to use PythonCyc on Windows 10, however I understand that Pathway Tools needs to be opened with the -python option for PythonCyc to work. I have always started Pathway Tools from the Desktop shortcut, and I cannot figure out how to start it from the command prompt. Has anyone else done this?

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answered 2019-03-13 16:53:46 -0500

Here's how to start Pathway Tools from the command prompt in windows.

By default, Pathway Tools will install to C:\Program Files\PathwayTools. It launches with a ptools.bat file in the install directory, so you should be able to launch Pathway Tools with the python server with:

C:\Program Files\PathwayTools\ptools.bat -python

If this doesn't work, but your desktop shortcuts do work, try clicking right on the ptools-lisp shortcut and select the properties tab. The command string the shortcut uses is displayed in that tab. You should be able to just copy-paste the command string into a command prompt, replace -lisp with -python and run the command. You probably don't need the empty-string ("") in the string either.

Let me know how this works, and remember that PythonCyc is currently still python 2.7-based.

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