A compiler is a tool that translates your source code (C++) into an executable file that can run on your computer. C++ compilers are freely available. Instructions are provided (via the links below) to install a C++ compiler on your computer, with a walkthrough of using the compiler to compile and run a simple C++ program. Select the instructions corresponding to your operation system (Mac or Windows). Contact the instructor or teaching assistant for your course if you have difficulty installing or using the compiler.

Installing a C++ compiler for Mac

Installing a C++ compiler for Windows