Downloading Julia on a host system through the terminal

Hi there,

I am using a host Mac computer as a cluster (through remote controlling) and I want to install the latest Julia version on it but it has to be done through the terminal. Theres an old version installed in the host computer (1.4.0).

Help would be appreciated, thanks!

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I don’t have a Mac, so I can’t test this, but I think all you have to do is download the tar file and then extract it:

$ curl -O
$ tar xzf julia-1.8.2-mac64.tar.gz
$ ./julia-1.8.2/bin/julia # <-- starts Julia

You would probably also want to update your PATH so you can start Julia with julia from any directory.


Or you use GitHub - johnnychen94/ A cross-platform installer for the Julia programming language

I’ve found juliaup great on a Mac (M1 and Intel). It can be installed and updated via home-brew too which is nice.

It’s also easy to get beta versions which has been helpful with M1’s Julia support being tier 2.