Hello Theano

Theano in win 10 with minimal effort.

I decided to experiment a little with neural networks and didn’t want to bother installing Linux to do so.

The official Theano instructions for windows installation however seem a bit overwhelming and slightly tedious.

Here’s what worked for me instead (keep in mind I already had numpy, Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7 and Visual Studio installed):

  1. Install mingw (I used the 32 bit installer) and put the bin directory on the system path
  2. Install CUDA toolkit
  3. Use a pre-built scipy installer
  4. pip install theano

I tested the install with the test gpu script from the official documentation which worked (it used the GPU).

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