GAUSSX v10 Installation

GAUSSX v10 Installation

Install your GAUSS Software before installing GAUSSX. Be sure to request your GAUSSX License Key when you request your GAUSS License.

Note: If you purchase GAUSSX AFTER you obtain your GAUSS license, you will need to request a new GAUSS license that is configured to work with your GAUSSX License key.


GAUSSX is distributed as a zip file. Unzip the file in a temporary folder, and then execute the file SETUP.EXE. The GAUSSX program files are extracted and compiled by GAUSS during the Set-Up process.

Note: If you are installing GAUSSX v10 on a Windows 7 or higher computer, you must have administrator privileges to install and run GAUSSX. Otherwise, you will receive Error Number: 5 / Error in sub Register.RegGetVal To resolve this issue, please do the following:

    1. Uninstall GAUSSX 10 for Windows

    2. Reinstall GAUSSX 10 for Windows (right click on the installation file and select 'Run as Administrator')

    3. Enter the GAUSSX license key provided

    4. Try again


    1. Download the file:

    2. Open up a terminal window.

    3. Extract the file to your gauss directory:

       Type: cd Downloads (or wherever you downloaded the zip file)

       Type (you need to put in YOUR username):

       unzip -d /Users/username/gauss16

    4. Start GAUSS

    5. In your GAUSS program window, type:

       run gsx/gaussx.cpl

       >> follow the instructions


GAUSSX is distributed as a zip file. Unzip the file to the GAUSS folder,- note that the /SRC folder and the /LIB folders already exist, so don't replace them. The files should then be compiled under GAUSS by issuing the following command from the Gauss folder:

    tgauss gsx/gaussx.cpl

GAUSSX v10 Troubleshooting

  • Gaussx Compile Not Performed:

    Error: G0014: File not found /Users/enduser/gauss16/cp/envread.fcg '/Users/enduser/gauss16/cp/envread.fcg' [gaussx, line 50]

    >> Solution: This error comes about because the Gaussx compile did not take place. Users with non-standard configurations may undertake parts of the installation process manually. In particular, if the folder \gauss\cp is empty, then compilation did not occur during the installation process. To compile Gaussx manually, do the following:

    1. Start up GAUSS and ensure that GAUSS is working correctly.

    2. Select the GAUSS Command Window.

    3. Set your working directory to /gauss16/

    4. Type: run gsx\gaussx.cpl 

    5. Follow the prompts on the screen.

    This will read the GAUSSX source programs, compile them, and save them on \gauss\cp. It will also create the GAUSSX compiled file, gaussxcp.gcg.

  • Manual Installation if Compile Problem

    tgauss gsx/gaussx.cpl
  • Runtime Error '339' / Using the GAUSSX Editor:

    Error: This is a GsxEdit Run-time error '339':



    - If you need to use GsxEdit, there are 4 files that the following applies to:





    - These 4 files should appear both in windows\system32 and windows\syswow64. They should be registered in the syswow64 folder. Please do the following:

        1.Click on the Start button

        2.Locate the Command Prompt menu item (located under 'Accessories' under All Programs)

        3.Right click on Command Prompt

        4.On the pop-up right click context menu, select “Run as Administrator”

        5. From the prompt:

           cd c:\windows\syswow64

           regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx

           regsvr32 emedit32.ocx

           regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx

           regsvr32 threed32.ocx

    Note: If “emedit32.ocx” and “tabctl32.ocx” are not in the c:\windows\sysWOW64 folder, do the following:

        1. Check the c:\windows\system32 folder

        2. If the “emedit32.ocx” and “tabctl32.ocx” are there, copy them to your c:\windows\sysWOW64

        3. From the prompt:

           cd c:\windows\syswow64

           regsvr32 emedit32.ocx

           regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx