How to Install Eclipse

Alexander Pico edited this page Mar 24, 2018 · 1 revision

How to install Eclipse

Overview

Here we download and install the latest version of Eclipse onto your machine. Eclipse is a popular IDE for Java developers. (IDEs are software tools that help you edit your source code and compile your projects.)

Process

1. Download Eclipse

Go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/.

Select Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. (There are several distributions of Eclipse available on the Download page. At a minimum Cytoscape development requires support for Java development and Maven, both of which are available in this distribution.)

On the top-right under Download Links, choose your computer's platform.

{i} 32 or 64-bit? We strongly encourage you to use the 64-bit version of Eclipse.

Click the green download button.

2. Extract Eclipse

When your download completes, you will have an archive file with the name of something like eclipse-java-kepler-SR2-macosx-cocoa-x86_64.tar.gz.

If you're on a... Do this to extract the archive
Mac Double click on the archive file
Windows Right click on the archive file and click "Extract"
Linux Use the tar zxf filename command

3. Open Eclipse

You'll find a new folder called eclipse. Open it, and you will find the Eclipse application.

If this is the first time you've opened Eclipse, you'll see the following Welcome screen. Make sure to click Go to the workbench icon to close the Welcome screen.

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