Getting Started

There are different ways to get started with Arturo.
Pick the one that suits you best and you are ready to go :)

The easy way

curl -sSL | sh

Copy-paste the code above in your terminal and Arturo's most recent stable version will be automatically installed. To get the most recent (nightly) build, just use: curl -sSL | sh

If there is any issue with the installation, just let me know and I'll try to fix it. In this case, try one of the methods below.


💡 Arturo should compile practically everywhere: Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS - even Android. If you encounter an issue, or your OS is not supported, drop me a line!

If you want to have the latest cutting-edge version of Arturo, the easiest and most bulletproof way is to build it yourself.

What you'll need first

  • Nim compiler
    if you don't have it installed, all it'll take is 2 simple commands:
     curl -sSf | sh
     choosenim stable
  • Dependencies (only for Linux):
    • gtk+-3.0 (* needed only for non-mini builds)
    • webkit2gtk-4.0 (* needed only for non-mini builds)
    • libgmp-dev

Build & Install Arturo

What you need to do in order to build Arturo and install it is clone this repo and run the installation script.

All the process in a nutshell:

git clone
cd arturo

After this, Arturo will be installed in ~/.arturo/bin. Just make sure the aforementioned path is in your $PATH as per the installation script instructions.

💡 For mini builds - that is without GTK dependencies and a tiny bit less library functions - just install via ./install mini

Pre-built binaries

Arturo also comes with its own pre-built binaries (for now, for Linux and macOS). All you have to do is download one of them and run it - that's it!

For stable versions, you may check out one of the "official" releases.

For being as up-to-date as possible, head over to the Nightlies repo and simply download the latest release.

Alternative ways


Although it won't cut it, if what you need is the real-deal compiler for everyday use, if you just need a taste of it, the Docker image will absolutely do.

Just use the existing docker image:

docker run -it arturolang/arturo

or (to run a specific local script):

docker run -it -v $(pwd):/home arturolang/arturo <>


If you are on macOS, you can easily install Arturo using Homebrew as well - although I cannot guarantee it will be the latest version:

brew install arturo