Easiest Fastai installation for windows

The easiest installation of windows I have found is with Anaconda. Anaconda is a Package manager that helps you install and maintain the correct versions of packages, and also allows you to make virtual environments.

  1. Install Anaconda
  2. Install Cudatoolkit

conda install -c anaconda cudatoolkit

3. Install pytorch, you can find instructions at https://pytorch.org/. Make sure to select the newest version of CUDA, and select CONDA as your package.

4. Install fastai with the git clone + pip install method.

git clone https://github.com/fastai/fastai
pip install -e "fastai[dev]"

Note: As of now, num_workers has to be 0 for fastai. So whenever you’re making a dataloader, make sure to set num_workers =0.

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