Helium is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The easiest way to run it is via its standalone console application:

Interactive Helium console

This app comes as a small Zip archive and does not require installation. You simply download, unzip and run the Helium executable. The entire process can be completed in less than 60 seonds.

In addition to the above, Helium can be used as a Java or Python library. In fact, the Helium console itself uses the Python syntax. This has the following advantages:

  • Get started with the Helium console in less than 60 seconds.
  • Write loops, if statements, etc. using normal Java/Python syntax.
  • No need to learn a "new" programming language.
  • Use other Java or Python libraries together with Helium. Writing CSV files, connecting to a database, ...? No problem!