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Installing Julia

Install Julia locally to your $System

This article covers the local installation of Julia using packages from the Download Page. Other options for using Julia include an Online REPL, a Docker image, and a Desktop Julia IDE.

Installs can either be without sudo/admin USER or GLOBAL. For context, most other programming languages default to being installed with GLOBAL scope. Choose one and follow the instructins for that target.



  1. (Windows 7/Server 2012 only): Enable Windows Management Framework 3+
  2. Download the executable (32-bit / 64-bit)
  3. Open the executable with Admin Privileges
  4. GLOBAL | Change the install directory to %PROGRAMFILES%/Julia.
  5. Hit Install > Hit Finish
  6. GLOBAL | Using Powershell with Admin Privileges, add julia permanently to your path
   $PATH = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PATH")
   $julia_path = "C:\Program Files\Julia"

   # -DO THIS- For all users on this machine
   [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$PATH;$julia_path", "Machine")
   # -OR THIS- For just me
   [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PATH", "$PATH;$julia_path")
  1. USER | Alias julia in your \$Profile. If you do not have a profile, Set one up.
   $julia_path = $home\AppData\local\Julia-1.1.0\bin\julia
   Add-Content -Path $Profile -Value "function julia { Invoke-Expression $julia_path }"


  1. Get brew if not installed
  2. GLOBAL | brew cask install julia
  3. USER | Download, un/mount dmg, install to ~/Applications, add julia it to PATH
   #!/usr/bin/env bash
   curl https://julialang-s3.julialang.org/bin/mac/x64/1.1/julia-1.1.0-mac64.dmg \
     -o /tmp/julia-1.1.0.dmg
   hdiutil attach /tmp/julia-1.1.0.dmg
   mkdir -p ~/Applications
   cp -r /Volumes/Julia-1.1.0/Julia-1.1.app ~/Applications/Julia-1.1
   ln -s ~/Applications/Julia-1.1/Contents/Resources/julia/bin/julia ~/Applications/julia
   hdiutil detach /Volumes/Julia-1.1.0

   if [[ ":$PATH:" != *":$HOME/Applications:"* ]]; then
   echo "export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/Applications" >> ~/.profile
     source ~/.profile


  1. Download the binary, depending on your architecture
   # Download 64-bit
   curl https://julialang-s3.julialang.org/bin/linux/x64/1.1/julia-1.1.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz \
     -o /tmp/julia.tar.gz
   # Or 32-bit
   curl https://julialang-s3.julialang.org/bin/linux/x86/1.1/julia-1.1.0-linux-i686.tar.gz \
     -o /tmp/julia.tar.gz
  1. GLOBAL | Download, extract, and copy to /opt/local, add to PATH
   tar -C /tmp -xzf /tmp/julia.tar.gz
   cp -r /tmp/julia /opt/local

   if [[ ":$PATH:" != *":/opt/local:"* ]]; then
     echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local" >> ~/.profile
     source ~/.profile
  1. USER | Download, extract, copy to ~/bin, and add to PATH
   tar -C /tmp -xzf /tmp/julia.tar.gz
   mkdir -p ~/bin
   cp -r /tmp/julia ~/bin

   if [[ ":$PATH:" != *":~/bin:"* ]]; then
     echo "export PATH=$PATH:~/bin" >> ~/.profile
     source ~/.profile


Open a new shell to make sure julia==1.1.0 is installed correctly


Julia Install on Bash


Julia Install on Powershell

Next Steps

Now that you have Julia, install some packages!