The Arduino software comes complete with everything you need to write your own sketches, compile them using a state-of-the-art compiler, and upload them to a variety of Arduino-compatible I/O Boards. It also comes with an entire collection of excellent example sketches to help you get started with the fundamentals. There is also a comprehensive set of libraries included that extend the capabilities of the built-in functions.
The one thing the Arduino software does not include is an installation program. No worries; none is needed. Simply unpack the supplied archive file (
.zip for Windows,
.dmg for Mac OS X, and
.tgz for Linux) into a convenient place of your choosing on your computer, and there it is.
Uninstalling the ...