Install Processing IDE on Nintendo Switch

Processing IDE

Simple Java IDE
Processing 4 is an IDE + Programming Language used for Visual Arts.
It is an Open-Source and Free Software (FOSS) which is built from Java and is used to create graphics.

To run: Menu -> Programming -> Processing IDE
To run in a terminal: ~/.local/share/processing-*/processing

Fortunately, Processing 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 Processing 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.
Processing 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 Processing IDE

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

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Processing IDE in the list.

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

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