# Installation

# Overview

This guide details how to install Handsontable.


This section is dedicated to the pure JavaScript version of Handsontable. If you use a framework in your project, follow one of the available guides to install and use the library:

# Download and install the library

Run the following command in your terminal

# Create a placeholder

<div id="example"></div>

Import JavaScript and CSS into your application. You don't have to do that if you use CDN files.

import Handsontable from 'handsontable';
import 'handsontable/dist/handsontable.full.css';

# Initialize the grid

Now turn your placeholder into a data grid with sample data.

const data = [
  ['', 'Tesla', 'Volvo', 'Toyota', 'Ford'],
  ['2019', 10, 11, 12, 13],
  ['2020', 20, 11, 14, 13],
  ['2021', 30, 15, 12, 13]

const container = document.getElementById('example');
const hot = new Handsontable(container, {
  data: data,
  rowHeaders: true,
  colHeaders: true,
  height: 'auto',
  licenseKey: 'non-commercial-and-evaluation' // for non-commercial use only

# Preview the result