Herbie can be installed from a package or from source. (It is also available in a Docker image.) To install Herbie, first install Racket, which Herbie is written in.
Herbie currently supports Linux and OS X. (Windows has known bugs
we are working to resolve, due to the lack of a
math.h library.) Use
installer to install Racket, or use distro-provided packages
provided they are version 6.4 or later of Racket (earlier versions
are not supported).
Test that Racket is installed correctly and has a correct version:
$ racket Welcome to Racket v6.8. > (exit)
Once Racket is installed, install Herbie with:
raco pkg install herbie
This will install Herbie, compile it for faster startup, and place
an executable in your Racket user path, likely
~/.racket/6.8/. If you add this directory to
PATH you will be able to run herbie with
Once Racket is installed, download the Herbie source from GitHub with:
git clone https://github.com/uwplse/herbie
If you go to the
you should see a
README.md file, a directory named
a directory named
bench/, and a few other directories.
Do a trial run of Herbie to make sure everything is installed and working correctly:
racket src/herbie.rkt report bench/tutorial.rkt graphs/
This command will take approximately a minute to run.
After the command completes,
a directory named
graphs should be created.
report.html file inside with your browser;
you will see a listing of the expressions Herbie was run on,
all of which should be green.
If not, please check that your Racket installation is at least version 6.4,
and if the error still persists,
please submit a bug.
You can make Herbie start up faster by byte-compiling it:
raco make src/herbie.rkt
Once Herbie is installed and working correctly, check out the tutorial.
Docker is a container manager, which is sort of like an easily-scriptable virtual machine. We do not recommend using Herbie through Docker without prior Docker experience.
Docker. Docker supports Windows, OS X, and Linux. Depending on
how you install Docker, you may need to prefix
docker commands on this page
sudo or run them as the root or administrative
With Docker installed, you should be able to download the Herbie image with:
docker pull uwplse/herbie
Check out the Docker page for more on how to run Herbie with Docker.