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<h1><i class="fa fa-walking"></i> Getting started</h1>
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<h2>Download and Install</h2>
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<p>Common Lisp comes in many different flavors, or implementations. Two popular ones are Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) and Clozure Common Lisp (CCL).</p>
<ul>
  <li><b>Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL)</b>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="http://www.sbcl.org/">Main website</a></li>
      <li><a href="http://www.sbcl.org/platform-table.html">Download</a></li>
      <li><a href="http://www.sbcl.org/getting.html">Install</a></li>
    </ul>
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  <li><b>Clozure Common Lisp (CCL)</b>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="http://ccl.clozure.com/">Main website</a></li>
      <li><a href="http://ccl.clozure.com/download.html">Download/Install</a></li>
    </ul>
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<p>If you're a newbie to Lisp, it might be easiest to pick one of the two implementations above and get started, without worrying too much about which implementation is best for you. However, there are a lot of implementations that all have their pros and cons. For a complete list, see <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Lisp#List_of_implementations">Wikipedia's big list of CL implementations</a>.</p>

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<p>A good way to get started with Lisp is to go through <a href="http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/">Practical Common Lisp book</a>.
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<p>Also, you may want check out <a href="http://articulate-lisp.com">Articulate Lisp site</a> for getting started on Common Lisp ecosystem. </p>

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<h2>Setup your environment</h2>
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<h2>Start a new project</h2>

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<h2>Try it online</h2>

<p>This is a <a href="https://github.com/jscl-project/jscl">JSCL</a> Lisp REPL running on the Web. Note that it is not a complete Common Lisp implementation, but enough to have a taste of it:</p>

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<iframe style="width:100%; height: 400px;"  src="https://jscl-project.github.io/"></iframe>
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<h2 style="padding-top: 20px;">Libraries</h2>
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<p>Check out <a href="/libraries">this list</a> of Lisp libraries.</p>

<p>The easiest way to download and load libraries is via <a href="http://www.quicklisp.org">Quicklisp</a>. <a href="http://articulate-lisp.com/quicklisp.html">Follow this instructions</a> to get started.</p>
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<h2>Resources</h2>
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<p>Here's a list of alternative guides for getting started:
  <ul>
    <li>
      <a target="_blank" href="https://cliki.net/Getting%20Started">CLiki guide</a>
    </li>
  </ul>
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