# Sagemath for Windows: a giant headache

Hi everyone,

I've encountered two serious issues when trying to use Sagemath on Windows:

1) It is incompatible with any package that requires Anaconda for installation (e.g. QuTiP, etc..)

2) It is incompatible with popular commercial-grade Python IDE's (e.g. *PyCharm* will not recognize the Sage interpreter)

The reason why this is specific to Windows is because, **on Mac, Sage can be installed through Anaconda** (see https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/sage (anaconda.org/conda-forge/sage) for details), thus circumventing the above issues. So everything works like a dream on Mac OS X. Here are my questions:

*1) Why is there such a disparity between the Windows and Mac situations?*

*2) Can we expect Anaconda support anytime soon? Or is it a waste of time refreshing the sagemath section of the https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/sage (conda-forge) site from time to time?*

If anyone knows how any of these issues might be resolved (possibly by not needing to use Anaconda), please let me know! In any case, if I can't resolve these issues, then I am most likely going to revert to using *Mathematica*, which is sad, because I like how Sage is designed.

If you have about 2 to 3 years' worth of funding available for a full time developer I can make Sage installable in anaconda on Windows :) Maybe that would be a better use of your money than that Mathematica license but I don't know!

Haha PhD candidate here, definitely will fund, maybe later in my career though!