Installing GSL on Windows

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Some people report using the GnuWin32 build of GSL, but we had some problems (at least on Visual Studio 6). We provide here a patch and instructions to compile GSl (rel. 1.8) with Microsoft compilers.

Recommended: get the precompiled version:

  • Get a precompiled version. We provide precompiled version of the GSL libraries for Visual Studio 8 and Visual Studio 9 here. The package also contains a cmake file so it can easily be built with other compilers as well:

Set GSL_DIR environment variable to point to the location in which you unzip the package.

The hard way: compile your own version, click here GSL the hard way.