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Try A Clojure Project In The REPL

The lein-try plugin is a tool that makes it easy to quickly try out a Clojure project in the Lein REPL. Given the name and version of a Clojure project, it will drop you into a REPL with that project loaded in. This is a great way to get the feel for the features of an unfamiliar Clojure library before dropping it in as a dependency to your own project.

First, add the plugin to your ~/.lein/profiles.clj file by including the following line in the :plugins vector:

[lein-try "0.4.3"]

Then simply invoke the plugin with whatever project you want to try:

$ lein try automat

And to include a specific version number:

$ lein try automat "0.1.3"