We strongly recommend that Windows users use Docker as this will work much easier and smoother (also more secure).
If that is not possible, try using the Windows Linux subsystem (WSL) - for which the Ubuntu instructions should work. Otherwise, please follow the instructions below.
Install freqtrade manually¶
64bit Python version
Please make sure to use 64bit Windows and 64bit Python to avoid problems with backtesting or hyperopt due to the memory constraints 32bit applications have under Windows. 32bit python versions are no longer supported under Windows.
1. Clone the git repository¶
git clone https://github.com/freqtrade/freqtrade.git
2. Install ta-lib¶
Install ta-lib according to the ta-lib documentation.
As compiling from source on windows has heavy dependencies (requires a partial visual studio installation), Freqtrade provides these dependencies (in the binary wheel format) for the latest 3 Python versions (3.8, 3.9, 3.10 and 3.11) and for 64bit Windows. These Wheels are also used by CI running on windows, and are therefore tested together with freqtrade.
Other versions must be downloaded from the above link.
cd \path\freqtrade python -m venv .env .env\Scripts\activate.ps1 # optionally install ta-lib from wheel # Eventually adjust the below filename to match the downloaded wheel pip install --find-links build_helpers\ TA-Lib -U pip install -r requirements.txt pip install -e . freqtrade
The above installation script assumes you're using powershell on a 64bit windows. Commands for the legacy CMD windows console may differ.
Error during installation on Windows¶
error: Microsoft Visual C++ 14.0 is required. Get it with "Microsoft Visual C++ Build Tools": http://landinghub.visualstudio.com/visual-cpp-build-tools
Unfortunately, many packages requiring compilation don't provide a pre-built wheel. It is therefore mandatory to have a C/C++ compiler installed and available for your python environment to use.
You can download the Visual C++ build tools from here and install "Desktop development with C++" in it's default configuration. Unfortunately, this is a heavy download / dependency so you might want to consider WSL2 or docker compose first.