Scala Download and Installation - The Complete Guide

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Scala Environment Setup

Before installing scala you need to install java (1.5 or higher version) on your system.

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Installation on Windows
Step 1: Verify the JDK installation on your machine. Open the shell/terminal and type java -version and javac -version
Step 2: Download Scala 2.11.7 binaries in the system from and then run the downloaded file

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Step 3: Click on next button

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Step 4: Select the check box

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Step 5: If you want to change the location then select the folder where you want to install it otherwise click on next.

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Step 6: Click on install button
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Step 7:
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Step 8: Click on finish button
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Step 9: Set path
To include the scala directory to the path use the following command in windows:-
Right-click on My Computer ->Properties ->Advanced System setting ->Environment Variable ->Select Path->Edit
Then it will open a box in which you add the path where the java is installed by using ; (semicolon).

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For Example:
If it contains ‘C:\Windows\System32′ then change your path by ‘C:\Windows\System32; C:\Program Files\scala\bin’.

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 Step 10: Then type scala in command-line mode
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Installation on Linux or on Mac
Scala installation on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac OS X or any Unix based system is the same.
Step 1: Verify the JDK installation on your machine. Open the shell/terminal and type java -version and javac –version
Step 2: Download Scala Binaries from and then unzip the scala-2.11.7.tgz file using the following command-

$ tar -xvzf scala-2.11.7.tgz

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Step 3: After unzip, change the path to point to the directory using cd command. By default directory is download.

$ cd ~/Downloads
[intellipaat@local Downloads]$

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Step 4: At that time you are in the download folder where the scala binaries are present. Just go to the bin directory.

[intellipaat@local Downloads]$ cd scala-2.11.7
[intellipaat@local scala-2.11.7]$cd bin

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Step 5: Then enter the scala shell as follows-

[intellipaat@local bin]$ ./scala
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on -Dswing.aatext=true
Welcome to Scala version 2.11.7 (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM, Java 1.8.0_20).
Type in expressions to have them evaluated.
Type :help for more information.

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Set PATH for Scala
Use the following command for setting PATH for Scala.

$ export PATH = $PATH:/Downloads/scala/bin

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