Setting up GO Environment


If you want to start programming with GO, you need to set up its environment on your machine. Here are the steps to install GO programming language and required tools on your computer:

Step 1: Download GO

To start programming with GO, you first need to download it. You can download GO from the official GO website at{}. Choose the appropriate version for your operating system and download it.

Step 2: Install GO

Once you have downloaded GO, open the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions. You can use the default settings or customize them according to your preference.

Step 3: Set up Environment Variables

After installing GO, you need to set up environment variables for it. For this, you need to add the location of the GO installation directory to your system’s PATH environment variable.

On Windows:

  1. Open the Start menu and search for “Environment Variables”.
  2. Click on “Edit the system environment variables”.
  3. Click on the “Environment Variables” button.
  4. Under “System Variables”, select “Path” and click on “Edit”.
  5. Click on “New” and add the path to the GO installation directory (e.g., C:\Go\bin).
  6. Click “OK” to save the changes.

On macOS and Linux:

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Type the following command: export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin
  3. Press Enter to save the changes.

Step 4: Verify Installation

To verify that GO is installed and set up correctly, open the terminal or command prompt and type the following command: go version. If GO is installed and set up correctly, you will see the version of GO installed on your machine.

Step 5: Install Required Tools

GO comes with a few tools that you will need for development, such as the Go compiler, Go formatter, and Go linker. You can install them by typing the following command in the terminal or command prompt: go get

That’s it! You have now successfully set up the GO environment on your machine and installed the required tools to start programming with GO.

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