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Learning Elixir by Kenny Ballou

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Installing Elixir

Before we can truly begin our journey into the depths of Elixir, we need to install it and make sure our environment is sane. I will cover some basic installations for most OSes. As far as hardware requirements are concerned, there really are none. However, if you happen to not have a multi-core CPU, you may miss out on the inherent speed benefits of the runtime.

GNU/Linux

Most distributions, today, will have Elixir in their repositories and this is the preferred way to install Elixir. Installing Elixir from your distribution's repositories will also take care of installing Erlang.

If you are using a Red Hat-based distribution of GNU/Linux, you can use the yum package manager tool to install Elixir:

# yum install elixir
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