In this post, We will discuss the steps involved in installing NIM on Windows and Linux environments. Nim language is a new imperative programming language developed by Andreas Rumpf

Nim Installation on windows

Please follow the below steps to install nim on Windows

  • First, check whether your machine is 32 bit or 64-bit machine.
  • Based on it, Download the NIM zip file from here .
  • It downloads the Nim zip folder to the local file system.
  • Extract the zip file and copy it to the c:\nim folder
  • Next, Set environment variables and add them to the PATH variable
  • Open terminal
  • type the nim command to check the version installed
C:\nim\bin>nim -version
Nim Compiler Version 1.6.12 [Windows: amd64]
Compiled at 2023-03-10
Copyright (c) 2006-2023 by Andreas Rumpf

It gives the correct version number

How to install Nim language on MacOS

There are multiple ways we can install using the below options

  • using homebrew

In the terminal, type the below command

brew install nim

It installs the /usr/local/nim/1.6/nim/lib folder.

when you type nim or nimble in the terminal, It looks for an executable file from the /usr/local/nim/lib folder and it does not work.

To make it work, create a symlink for the lib folder as given below.

sudo ln -s /usr/local/nim/1.6/nim/lib  /usr/local/lib/nim

Now, the nim command works with this.

  • using MacPorts if you already have MacPorts installed, please run the below command
sudo port install nim

Nim Install on Linux and Unix

To install on Unix machines, follow the below steps.

  • [choosenim]( is a Unix installer and you can install or update multiple versions very easily.
  • Next, In the terminal, run the following commands to install the latest version of NIM
curl -sSf | sh
  • Follow instructions to install on Linux.