Installing required software

Some software is required for you to work on assignments on your own computer. Here I show how to install software on Windows (two options; you only need to choose one), and Mac OS X (one option).

Note: when the videos say “go to”, change that to “go to”


Choose one of these recommended options:


Download CodeBlocks (74 MB)

Visual Studio Express

Go to this webpage, then click “Select language…” and choose your preferred language, then “Run” the file that begins downloading.

Mac OS X

You will need Xcode 4 from Apple; click “View Xcode 4.2.1 for Lion on the Mac App Store,” or just search the Mac App Store.

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