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Running Athens Locally

These dependencies are needed to get Athens up and running. To install them, follow the instructions in the links.

  1. Java 11 and Clojure
  2. Node 12 and Yarn

If you want to use Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), try this tutorial.

After you've got these dependencies, clone the Git repository to your hard drive:

git clone

Then cd athens/ and run the following commands.

Pull JavaScript dependencies:


Pull Java dependencies and build, then start a local HTTP server for Athens:

yarn dev

In another terminal, run:

yarn client:electron

Another window should open automatically. That's your Athens!

Now make sure you can run code in a REPL and that you know how to use re-frame-10x.