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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/22/2016.

Elixir is a functional meta-programming aware language built on top of the Erlang VM. It is a dynamic language with flexible syntax with macros support that leverages Erlang's abilities to build concurrent, distributed, fault-tolerant applications with hot code upgrades.

Elixir also provides first-class support for pattern matching, polymorphism via protocols (similar to Clojure's), aliases and associative data structures (usually known as dicts or hashes in other programming languages).

Finally, Elixir and Erlang share the same bytecode and data types. This means you can invoke Erlang code from Elixir (and vice-versa) without any conversion or performance hit. This allows a developer to mix the expressiveness of Elixir with the robustness and performance of Erlang.

To install Elixir, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install elixir --version 1.2.3

To upgrade Elixir, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade elixir --version 1.2.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'Elixir'
    $version = '1.2.3'
    $params = @{
      PackageName = $package;
      FileType = 'zip';
      Url = "$version/";
      UnzipLocation = $env:chocolateyPackageFolder;
    if (!(Test-Path($params.UnzipLocation)))
      New-Item $params.UnzipLocation -Type Directory | Out-Null
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @params
    $elixirPath = "$env:ChocolateyPackageFolder/bin"
    if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($elixirPath)) {$elixirPath = "$env:ChocolateyPackageFolder/bin";}
    $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$elixirPath"
    Write-Host @'
    The Elixir commands have been added to your path.
    Please restart your current shell session to access Elixir commands:
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'Elixir'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $package $zipFileName ''
    #And insure we remove the shortcuts to the batch files as well
    #This is solely present for prior versions of the Elixir CNG package.
    Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall/bin/iex.bat"
    Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall/bin/elixir.bat"
    Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall/bin/elixirc.bat"
    Remove-Item "$env:ChocolateyInstall/bin/mix.bat"

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    • erlang (≥ 18.0.20150709.2)

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jose Valim


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Elixir 1.6.3 283 Friday, March 9, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.6.2 311 Thursday, March 1, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.6.1 346 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.6.0 1822 Thursday, January 18, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.6.0-rc1 725 Thursday, January 11, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.5.3 345 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 approved
Elixir 1.5.2 1827 Sunday, October 22, 2017 approved
Elixir 1.5.1 1651 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 approved
Elixir 1.5.0 485 Thursday, August 3, 2017 approved
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