Get Started with F#
You can get started with F# on your machine or online.
Get started on your machine
There are multiple guides on how to install and use F# for the first time on your machine. You can use the following table to help in making a decision:
|OS||Prefer Visual Studio||Prefer Visual Studio Code||Prefer command line|
|Windows||Get started with Visual Studio||Get started with Visual Studio Code and Ionide||Get started with the .NET Core CLI|
|macOS||Get started with VS for Mac||Get started with Visual Studio Code and Ionide||Get started with the .NET Core CLI|
|Linux||N/A||Get started with Visual Studio Code and Ionide||Get started with the .NET Core CLI|
In general, there is no specific that is better than the rest. We recommend trying all ways to use F# on your machine to see what you like the best!
Get started online
If you'd rather not install F# and .NET on your machine, you can also get started with F# in the browser:
- Introduction to F# on Azure Notebooks is a Jupyter notebook on the free Azure Notebooks service. Just sign in with a Microsoft account and you can hack away directly in the browser!