You need to install Java first.
To install Java, see: Java Tutorial: Install Java
As of , current Java version is 1.8. (also known as Java 8, because of marketing reasons.)
As of , current Clojure version is 1.8
Download here http://clojure.org/downloads
Unpack it, by
tar xvfz filename.
For example, after unpacking, i have this file
Start Clojure REPL
Start Clojure like this:
# start clojure repl java -cp /home/xah/clojure-1.8.0.jar clojure.main
(make sure the Clojure jar file path above is where you have it)
To make it convenient, set a alias in your
~/.bashrc, like this:
alias clojure="java -cp /home/xah/.m2/repository/org/clojure/clojure/1.8.0/clojure-1.8.0.jar clojure.main"
Now you can start Clojure REPL by just typing “clojure”.
(REPL = “Read Eval Print Loop”. It is a command line interface, like bash.)