This is not the most recent version of Ptolemy II. The most recent version can be found at
Ptolemy II 6.0.2 will not compile with Java 1.6, you must use Java 1.4 or 1.5, see 07-Apr-2008 Re: Error installing Ptolemy on ubuntu.
Under Windows, there are two installers, one that includes
a private copy of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and one that does not.
ptII 6.0.2 note: The Windows installer without the JRE is not yet available
Download the installer with the private copy of the JRE if you do not want to run the Ptolemy II demo applets and want to have a stable self contained Ptolemy II installation that does not rely on other versions of the JRE that might be on your machine. Note that after installing with Ptolemy II with the private JRE you may later download another JRE later to view the applets. Note further that the private copy of the JRE includes Java packages that are used by various domains and actors.
Most Windows users will use the installer with a private copy of the JRE
Download the installer without the private copy of the JRE if you have either the JRE or the Java Development Kit (JDK) already installed.
JRE vs. JDK
To run Ptolemy II, the Java runtime environment (JRE) is sufficient.
To run the applets in a browser, the Java plug-in is required. The JRE is bundled with the plug-in, so downloading the plug-in also installs the JRE.
To extend Ptolemy II with your own Java code, the Java development kit (JDK) or an equivalent Java development environment is required. The JDK includes a Java compiler.
Which Version of Java?Ptolemy II requires Java 1.4 or later Java 1.5.0_11 is preferred.
Ptolemy II has been compiled and run under IBM JDK 1.4.2_01-b06. There are the following limitations under IBM JDK 1.4.2:
One way to determine what version of Java (if any) is installed is to run our Java Version Applet , which uses the Java 1.4 plug-in. Another way is to run the command below to see whether you have Java installed, and whether it is the proper version:
java -versionIf the command cannot be found, or the version that is printed is less than 1.4, you should install the plug-in, JRE 1.4, or JDK 1.4 or use download the installer that includes a private copy of the JRE
Java Installers2. Install Ptolemy II
Where to install?Note that under Java 1.4.1_02, viewing local applets that have spaces in the path name may fail if the applet tries to download a data file. The workaround is to place the Ptolemy II installation in a directory that does not have space in the pathname. For details, see the Troubleshooting Guide.
In addition, the Copernicus code generator has a hard time with spaces in the path name because of limitations in parameter passing in Soot, a package that Copernicus uses.
Ptolemy II InstallersChoose one of the Windows installers below or
This page covers installing Ptolemy II via a traditional Windows Installer
Other formats include: