Windows Installation of VoteEngine
To use VoteEngine, you first need to install Python and Python's Numeric
module. These are both free, and the installation is much like any
other windows application.
First, go to Python.org and into the
Downloaded the latest stable version, this is the most recent version not
marked as alpha or beta or unstable.
I am currently using 2.1.1.
Downloaded the .exe file to your desktop, and run it. This program
installs python. You can do without Tkl/Tc and the test suite.
Next, go to the Numeric Python (numpy) download area.
Again, you want the most recent stable version. The file you download
should be named something like this:
20.2.0 was the current version number, so that may be different. But
the file should certainly contain "win32" and ".exe". As well, it should
contain "py2.1". The 2.1 is for the version of python. There
may be a different version number corresponding to a later version of python.
Download this file to your desktop, and run it.
Now, you only have to download
VoteEngine itself. Unzip it to a folder on your hard disk.
To actually run the program, double click the ve.py file.
It reads a file in its folder called input.txt and outputs a file called
output.txt. The input.txt file should be an input file as described
in the documentation.