choosenim is an
installer for the Nim programming language. It allows you
to easily switch between versions of Nim, whether that is the latest stable
release or the latest development version.
To install the latest stable release of Nim using
choosenim, just run the
following in your terminal, then follow the onscreen instructions:
curl https://nim-lang.org/choosenim/init.sh -sSf | sh
If you’re not sure which version (64-bit or 32-bit) to pick, it is very likely that you want the 64-bit version (x86_64):
If you know what you’re doing and you’re sure you need a 32-bit version, you can download it below:
After downloading the compressed archive, extract its contents into the desired installation directory. Pre-built binaries are provided in the binary distribution.
For the source distribution, open a new terminal window,
cd into the
extracted directory, and execute the following commands:
sh build.sh bin/nim c koch ./koch boot -d:release ./koch tools
PATHenvironment variable for a manual installation
The compiler and tool binaries live inside the
It is common for Nim developers to include two directories in their
PATH environment variable:
~is the home directory)
The Nim compiler needs a C compiler in order to compile software. You must
install this separately and ensure that it is in your
Simply install the latest version of
clang available on your system.
You can do this by:
You probably already have a compiler installed. If not, use your package
manager to install either
There are a number of other dependencies that you may need to install in order to use Nim. They include:
You can use your package manager to install these dependencies when necessary.
pacman -S nim
apt-get install nim
The community managed Docker images are published on Docker Hub and include the compiler and Nimble. There are images for standalone scripts as well as Nimble packages.
Get the latest stable image:
docker pull nimlang/nim
The latest development version:
docker pull nimlang/nim:devel
dnf install nim
pkg install nim
brew install nim
zypper in nim
xbps-install -S nim