Install jGRASP IDE on Nintendo Switch


An IDE with visualizations for improving software comprehensibility.
This IDE is used by many learning institutions and colleges for their classes.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> jGRASP
To run in a terminal: jgrasp

Fortunately, jGRASP IDE is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install jGRASP IDE.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
jGRASP IDE will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install jGRASP IDE

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install jGRASP IDE.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find jGRASP IDE in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install jGRASP IDE for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at