iOS Swift Basics An Introduction to Swift Programming What Is Swift?

Do I have to download swift on my computer?

Do I have to download swift on my computer and is the program costly?

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Steve Hunter
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Steve Hunter
Treehouse Moderator 57,564 Points

Hi there,

Swift is free and can be accessed online on sites such as this or this. There is a distinction to be made between Swift itself and the iOS libraries, I think. i don't know if you can easily access the iOS libraries on an emulator or if this requires Xcode, which will only install on an Apple machine like a Mac or MacBook. It may be possible to emulate the OSX environment on a non-Apple machine.

Steve.

Steve Hunter
Steve Hunter
Treehouse Moderator 57,564 Points

For the courses on Treehouse, however, I think you can use Workspaces throughout so there's no need to have Swift installed on your machine.