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Installing Miller

You can install Miller for various platforms as follows.

Download a binary:

  • You can get binaries for several platforms on the releases page.
  • You can get latest (head) builds for Linux, MacOS, and Windows by visiting, selecting the latest build, and clicking Artifacts. (These are retained for 5 days after each commit.)
  • See also the build page if you prefer to build from source.

Using a package manager:

  • Linux: yum install miller or apt-get install miller depending on your flavor of Linux, or Homebrew.
  • MacOS: brew update and brew install miller, or sudo port selfupdate and sudo port install miller, depending on your preference of Homebrew or MacPorts.
  • Windows: choco install miller using Chocolatey.
  • Note: Miller 6 was released 2022-01-09; several platforms may have Miller 5 available.

See also:

Note that the Miller releases page, brew, macports, chocolatey, and conda tend to have current versions; yum and apt-get may have outdate versions depending on your platform.

As a first check, you should be able to run mlr --version at your system's command prompt and see something like the following:

mlr --version
mlr 6.0.0

A note on documentation:

  • If you downloaded the Miller binary from a tagged release, or installed it using a package manager, you should see a version like mlr 6.0.0 or mlr 5.10.3 -- please see the release docs page to find the documentation for your version.
  • If you installed from source or using a recent build artifact from GitHub Actions, you should see a version like mlr 6.0.0-dev -- is the correct reference, since it contains information for the latest contributions to the Miller repository.

As a second check, given example.csv you should be able to do

mlr --csv cat example.csv
mlr --icsv --opprint cat example.csv
color  shape    flag  k  index quantity rate
yellow triangle true  1  11    43.6498  9.8870
red    square   true  2  15    79.2778  0.0130
red    circle   true  3  16    13.8103  2.9010
red    square   false 4  48    77.5542  7.4670
purple triangle false 5  51    81.2290  8.5910
red    square   false 6  64    77.1991  9.5310
purple triangle false 7  65    80.1405  5.8240
yellow circle   true  8  73    63.9785  4.2370
yellow circle   true  9  87    63.5058  8.3350
purple square   false 10 91    72.3735  8.2430

If you run into issues on these checks, please check out the resources on the community page for help.

Otherwise, let's go on to Miller in 10 minutes!