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Orca in PyCharm Windows

I am looking to get orca running in PyCharm on a Windows machine. I have working version of the code on a mac (also in PyCharm), however I have been unable to get plolty to find the location of the orca executable in Windows.

I have tried the following:

  • followed the standalone binary install instructions for windows
  • specified a local and global path to the setup executable, for example: = "orca Setup 1.2.1.exe"
  • specified a local and global path to the .lnk file (using the same format as above)
  • install orca through PyCharm’s project interpreter
  • unsuccessfully tried installing orca through conda (conda does not show up in the command prompt)

However, after trying the above solutions, I get the following error (indicating the orca executable cannot be found):

The orca executable is required to export figures as static images,
but it could not be found on the system path.

Searched for executable 'C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/volGraphs/graphs/orca Setup 1.2.1.exe' on the following path:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\iCLS\

I am new to Windows devices and would love any advice! Is there a problem with my path declaration? Would installing through npm or conda solve this issue and not require specifying a path?

Thanks in advance!