Installing xgboost for python 3.5 for wndows



I’m unable to install xgboost using anaconda 4.2. I’m using windows 64 bit version.I tried the following:

Open Terminal
type : git clone
type : cd xgboost; make; cd wrapper; setup install --user
I’m getting the error message:“Unable to find xgboost for the candidate path”.

Kindly help me with the issue.


You need to compile the xgboost with some C++(I think) compiler. I get this done following this tutorial. You should try it and say for us the result


Hi Andrei,

Thanks for the reply.According to instruction manual, I was able to install mingw32 and add the path name:C:\Program Files\mingw-w64\x86_64-5.3.0-posix-seh-rt_v4-rev0\mingw64\bin to the system.But, make -j4 command isn’t working git bash shell. The error message is:“Command not found.”

Kindly advice on the same…Thanks.


Hi Sudipto_datascientis,
I also had issues in installing xgboost in windows.
I followed instructions in this blog
Now its working fine.