These instructions describe how to install a binary distribution of Groovy.

You should now have Groovy installed properly. You can test this by typing the following in a command shell:

groovysh

Which should create an interactive groovy shell where you can type Groovy statements. Or to run the Swing interactive console type:

groovyConsole

To run a specific Groovy script type:

groovy SomeScript.groovy

Alternative Installation on Mac OSX, Linux or Cygwin

For a quick and effortless start on Mac OSX, Linux or Cygwin, you can use GVM (the Groovy enVironment Manager) to download and configure any Groovy version of your choice. Basic instructions can be found here.