Appendix A. Installing Neo4j server

The instructions detailed in this appendix are geared toward installing Neo4j server from the compressed tar.gz (Mac/Unix) or zip (Windows) files.

Windows users are lucky enough to be the first recipients of the binary installer package, with binary installers for Mac/Unix coming in due course. If you’d prefer to use the binary Windows installer, please follow the instructions on the Neo4j website at

Neo4j versions and official documentation references

This book targets Neo4j 2.0; unless specified differently in a particular discussion, Neo4j 2.0.1 is the version against which all code was run and verified. As you can appreciate, writing a book while trying to keep up ...

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