Thread: Non-programmer needs a project compiled

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    Non-programmer needs a project compiled

    I recently was reading an article posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    the article included a C++ project in a zip file. I obtained the entire project to do some science experiments, but since I am not a programmer, I really need help to get the project compiled.

    Naturally, i tried in vain to figure it out myself, but I figure there might be a kind soul to help me.

    below is an excerpt explaining programming matters beyond me. if you can help, please let me know.

    i can also post the zip file, if i am allowed by cprogramming.com. please advise on how you or anyone can help.

    thanks.

    2 Sample code
    The sample C++ code uses CoolProp(Bell et al., 2014) as the thermodynamic engine. In order to build the
    examples, you will need a C++11 compatible compiler (on Windows, the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 compiler
    is used), git, python, and cmake installed. All of these pre-requisites can be freely obtained from the appropriate
    developer, or from the platform-specific package manager (for non-Windows-based operating systems).
    A distutils script setup.py is provided that can be used to install the psychrometry C++11-based python
    extension by executing this command at a prompt in the code directory: python setup.py install.
    The script build_psych.py can be used to build a monolithic testing program, and also a module for python
    compiled using the pybind11 package. The script can be run at the command prompt. If a compiler other than
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 is to be used (for instance on linux or OSX), the generator in the cmake command in
    build_psych.py should be changed. See the cmake documentation for more information about generators.
    Versions of code used (for replicability purposes):
    CoolProp version: 6.1.1dev
    CoolProp git revision: acf1f0549ab1b6cfec258f48fe2eff6b47b6fe5d

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    I guess you're on Windows? The first thing to do would be to install the Windows versions of:


    The next part looks like it depends on what you're trying to do, but either way you need to know how to open a command prompt window and navigate to a directory and then run a command.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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