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Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account problem on Windows due to missing "" in the path #1591

PeterCherry opened this issue Nov 11, 2016 · 4 comments


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PeterCherry commented Nov 11, 2016

Dear Zipline developers,
there should be " " in the path to python.exe
When you run zipline from cmd, there is ,,failed to create process'' due to space in Program Files path.

WRONG: #!C:/Program Files/Miniconda2\python.exe
SOLUTION: #!"C:/Program Files/Miniconda2\python.exe"

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AndreasClenow commented Feb 1, 2017

Hi Peter,

I'm struggling with this issue over here. Do you know of a workaround for it? I tried anything I could think of, but can't get around this "failed to create process".


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PeterCherry commented Feb 3, 2017

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AndreasClenow commented Feb 3, 2017

Thank you, Peter! You have no idea how long time I tried to solve this silly little issue!

That did the trick. You saved me a lot of time!

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richafrank commented Feb 23, 2017

This is a tough one. It looks like it's an issue in certain versions of setuptools that's affecting various installers. I tried some of the suggested patches from linked issues but couldn't get them working, so not sure we can do much in zipline.

The workarounds seem to be either editing the as suggested above, or installing conda in a directory without spaces in the path. Hopefully that helps people who come across this issue.

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