Installing Node.js

Node.js can be easily installed by visiting the official Node website and accessing the Downloads section at

Once there, be sure to download the correct version depending on your OS and CPU (32 bit or 64 bit).

Mac OS X installation instructions

To determine which version of Node you want to download, you first need to determine your processor type: 32 or 64 bit. You can do this by executing the following command from a terminal:

$ sysctl hw | grep 64bit
hw.cpu64bit_capable: 1

If you get 1 in the response, then you are running a 64-bit CPU. If the response is 0, then you are running the 32-bit version. Fortunately, there is a universal installer specifically for Mac available from the Node website; however, ...

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