Nand2Tetris Software

Preliminaries for Both Windows and Macs

Windows Installation

  1. Download this ZIP archive.
  2. Open the ZIP archive and copy the nand2tetris folder to the root of your C: drive.
  3. Close the ZIP archive.
  4. Open the nand2tetris folder that you just copied. In it, you'll find a Nand2Tetris folder. You'll need this folder in a minute.
  5. Now, click the Start Menu button, right-click "All Programs," and then click "Open All Users." A window will open; open the Programs folder in this window.
  6. Drag the Nand2Tetris folder into the Programs folder.
  7. To test the installation, run the HardwareSimulator from the Start Menu.
  8. You're finished.

Mac Installation

  1. Download this TGZ archive. It should end up in your Downloads folder. Note the file extension; it may be .tar rather than .tgz
  2. If the extension is .tgz, open the Terminal utility and enter these commands:
    cd /usr/local
    gzcat ~/Downloads/nand2tetrisMac.tgz | tar xf -
    Otherwise, enter these commands:
    cd /usr/local
    tar xf ~/Downloads/nand2tetris.tar
  3. To test the installation, enter this command:
    The HardwareSimulator should run.
  4. You're finished. Note that you'll always have to run the Nand2Tetris programs from the Terminal utility.

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