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Install Nim on Windows

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Notes about binary installation

The installation using the provided zip files should be fairly straightforward. Simply extract the files into the desired installation directory, and run finish.exe.

Configuring the PATH environment variable

The binaries from the zip file live inside the bin directory. It is common for Nim developers to include two directories in their PATH environment variable:

The zip file includes a simple application called finish.exe that can attempt to add the first directory into your PATH. This tool also checks for the presence of a C compiler and can install MingW, the GNU C compiler collection for Windows.

Notes about compiler dependencies

The Nim compiler needs a C compiler in order to compile software. You can use finish.exe to install MingW.

The following versions of MingW are known to work with the latest version of Nim.

Other dependencies

There are a number of other dependencies that you may need to install in order to use Nim. They include:

Windows users can download the DLLs for these here. Place the DLLs in the same directory as nim.exe.