This project is not maintained anymore.

After many years of working on Gekko, I’ve decided to stop my involvement in maintaining this project. You can read more about this decision on medium.

I’m now putting all my focus on my new prop trading firm Folkvang. You can find an article about that here on Coindesk.

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Installing Gekko on windows #

NOTE: unfortunately installing and managing Gekko is hard. You will need to touch the commandline and install a few developer tools. I am creating an official Gekko service called Gekko Plus, it will NOT require any installation.

Note: #

Windows does not natively support TA-lib. We are currently working on implementing the Tulip Indicators Library, which will provide similar functionality (see #708). #

For advanced users only: As a temporary workaround until #708 is implemented, TA-lib can be used on Windows through Bash on Windows 10. See "Installing Gekko on Windows with bash on Windows 10" #

Here is a youtube video I made that shows exactly how to set up Gekko:

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To get Gekko running on Windows you need to do the following:

Install nodejs #

Gekko runs on nodejs so we have to install that first. Head over the nodejs homepage and install the LTS version of nodejs.

Install Gekko #

The easiest way to download Gekko is to go to the Github repo and click on the 'zip' button at the top. Once you have downloaded the zip file it's the easiest to extract it. When you have done that we can begin with the cool stuff:

Open up command line #

Install dependencies #

(After every command, press enter)

First navigate to Gekko:

cd Downloads
cd gekko-stable
cd gekko-stable

Install Gekko's dependencies:

npm install --only=production

NOTE: You may see a vulnerability warning from NPM, if you run npm audit with --force, Gekko will break. See here.

Install Gekko Broker's dependencies:

cd exchange
npm install --only=production
cd ..

Install Tulip Indicators #

If you are using Windows you will need to install python and the VC++ 2015 build tool, the easiest way to do this is through node as an administrator:

npm install windows-build-tools --global --production

Once your build tools are installed, or for other operating systems

npm install tulind --only=production

Starting Gekko #

node gekko --ui

Your browser should automatically open with the UI. If it doesn't, manually browse to http://localhost:3000.

Stopping Gekko #

In the command line hold ctrl + c.

Updating Gekko #

See the updating Gekko doc.