The installation using the provided zip files should be fairly straightforward. Simply extract the files into the desired installation directory.
The binaries from the zip file live inside the
It is common for Nim developers to include two directories in their
PATH environment variable:
%USERPROFILE%is the home directory)
The zip file includes a simple application called
finish.exe that can
attempt to add the first directory into your
This tool also attempts to check for the
presence of a C compiler. But because of differences between platforms,
command shells and bugs in
finish.exe, the modifications to the
variable may fail or you may see a false error message regarding your
The Nim compiler needs a C compiler in order to compile software. You must
install this separately and ensure that it is in your
The following versions of MingW are known to work with the latest version of Nim.
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.