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Chilkat for Python Windows Install Instructions

1. Download

Download the binary distribution and unzip to any directory.
Note: Python may run as a 32-bit process even on a 64-bit computer. If this is the case, then download the 32-bit build.

Chilkat Python Downloads

The download contains the following files:

	_chilkat.pyd
	chilkat.py
	Install_Instructions.txt
	license.txt
	installChilkat.py
	testChilkat.py
	zipTest.py
	Windows (This is an empty file. The download is for this operating system.)
	x86_64 (or i686, an empty file.  The download is for this processor architecture.)
	2.7 (This is an intentionally empty file. The download is for this version of Python.)

2. Start a Powershell

Start a Powershell in the directory where the extracted files are located. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory, then go to the address bar and type "powershell" and press RETURN.

3. Install to Local Site-Packages

Run the installChilkat.py script to copy the _chilkat.pyd and chilkat.py files to the site-packages directory.

 python installChilkat.py

4. Install to Global Site-Packages

Alternatively, to install to the global site-packages, use the -g option:

 python installChilkat.py -g

5. Test

Run the testChilkat.py script to verify.

 python testChilkat.py


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