Editor is commercial software and thus is not suitable for distribution via NPM directly. As such the primary method to include Editor on your page is to download the Editor packages or use the DataTables download builder. However, NPM packages are useful for package builders such as WebPack and Yarn, which is why this package is available.
This distribution method does mean that each time you
npm install to install the required packages for your application you will need to copy the licensed Editor files into your
npm_modules. To help assist with that this package provides a script which will copy the files from the Editor zip to your node modules. Usage:
node node_modules/datatables.net-editor/install.js pathToEditorZip
node node_modules/datatables.net-editor/install.js ~/Downloads/Editor.zip