Underscore-CLI is a great utility for working with JSON data. Below are the steps it took to get it running on my Windows 7 laptop:

  1. Install node.js1. Node adds a trailing \ to it’s path… to actually use it you must remove this as Windows does not want it to be there
  2. Install Python
  3. Add Python to your path (something like C:\Python27)
  4. Underscore-CLI uses node-gyp… to get that to work on Windows 7 x64 you have to follow their guide at https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp/wiki/Visual-Studio-2010-Setup. Be sure to pay attention to the part about utilizing the Windows 7 SDK command prompt.