How to install Atom Editor on Computer¶
What is ATOM?¶
Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century.
It is a free and opensource text editor available on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Open the Github release link and find the correct installation file for your operating system.
- Mac: Use file atom-mac.zip
- Windows: Use file AtomSetup-x64.exe or AtomSetup.exe depends on your windows version.
Download the file and install it just like other programs you did before.
Open the program you will see a welcome page like this:
Before coding, we need to install a plugin called “p5js-toolbar”. It can help us to code with p5js much easier.
Open atom, go to menu [Help] -> [Welcome guide]
Find [Install a packge] on the right panel: On the settings tab page you can search all the plugins avilable for install. Now we search ‘p5js-toolbar’. After the result come out, click install.
After installation, [p5js-toolbar] will come up under the menu [Packages]. Now we click [Toggle p5js toolbar]
You can find a new p5.js toolbar comes up on the top.
It has two most used function “RUN” and “+New Project”.
Now you can start to code with P5JS.