In this tutorial we will show you how to install Nim on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know,Nim is a systems and applications programming language. Statically typed and compiled, it gives unparalleled functionality in an elegant package.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Nim programming language on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Nim on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Nim.
Nim is available on Ubuntu 16.04 repository. To install Nim we can run command below:
apt-get install gcc
apt-get install nim
Now we can check Nim version installed:
### nim -v
Nim Compiler Version 0.12.0 (2017-11-02) [Linux: amd64]
Copyright (c) 2006-2015 by Andreas Rumpf
Next create sample hello world application for Nim. Create new file called hello.nim with contents below:
echo "Hello Nim! - idroot.net"
Compile the source code:
$ nim c hello.nim
Hint: system [Processing]
Hint: hello [Processing]
Hint: operation successful (9846 lines compiled; 0.910 sec total; 16.168MB; Debug Build) [SuccessX]
Now let’s execute the hello application:
Hello Nim! - idroot.net
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Nim. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing latest stable version of Nim programming language on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Nim web site.