Appendix A. Installing Erlang

You can install Erlang several ways, depending on your operating system and your personal preferences. Erlang currently runs on modern versions of Windows, on Mac OS X, Linux, and most other UNIX-like operating systems, and on the VxWorks real-time operating system.

A.1. Installing Erlang on Windows

If your operating system is Windows, download and run the latest installer .exe file from This includes documentation and sets up menus and icons for starting the special werl shell on Windows (see section 2.1.1).

A.2. Installing Erlang on Mac OS X, Linux, or other UNIX-like systems

On Unix-like systems, you can build and install Erlang from source code, which is the best way to ensure ...

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