1 Installing the Binary Release

1.1  Windows

The system is delivered as a Windows Installer executable. Get it from http://www.erlang.org/download.html


The installation procedure is automated. Double-click the .exe file icon and follow the instructions.


  • Start Erlang/OTP by double-clicking on the Erlang shortcut icon on the desktop.

    Expect a command-line window to pop up with an output looking something like this:

      Erlang/OTP 17 [erts-6.0] [64-bit] [smp:2:2]
      Eshell V6.0  (abort with ^G)
  • Exit by entering the command halt().

      2> halt().

    This closes the Erlang/OTP shell.