This is the Ptolemy II 8.0 release, which was released in October, 2010.
We have moved to a continuous integration system where we create installers each night.
For much more recent installers and source code, see the Development Version
October 28, 2010 - Ptolemy II 8.0.1 is available for download
Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Common Downloads
Ptolemy II 8.0.1 includes the following major new work since the previous release:
- Model Transformation - a framework for the
analysis and transformation of actor models using model transformation
Primary Developer: Thomas Huining Feng
- Ptera (Ptolemy Event Relationship Actor) Domain
Primary Developer: Thomas Huining Feng
- Causality Analysis: Updates to our
non-conservative causality analysis for modal models within
discrete-event (DE) systems.
Primary Developers: Edward A. Lee, Ye Zhou
- Continuous and Modal Domains: a substantial rework of modal models and
the underlying finite state machine infrastructure to make them work
predictably and consistently across domains.
Primary Developers: Haiyang Zheng, Edward A. Lee
Quick Start Instructions
Ptolemy II is available in several formats:
You can browse Ptolemy II and run demonstration applets
without downloading the distribution by accessing the
The web copy is merely a set of web pages that were created when we untar'd the distribution on the Ptolemy web site and then added Web Start versions of the applets.
To access Ptolemy II via the applets, you can either go directly to the web copy, or go to the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Applets page for more information.
- Mac OS X
- To download a Mac OS X Installer, see the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Windows Installer page.
- Web Start
Web Start is a tool from Sun that
makes installation and updates particularly simple.
The Web Start installation works best with Windows, but has also been tried under Solaris, Linux and Mac OS X.
The Web Start installation does not include source, but behaves almost exactly like a standalone installation: you can save models locally, and you need not be connected to the net after the initial installation.
Note that the Applet web copy and the Web Start installations are different, the web copy is a set of web pages where some of the pages contain applets, and Web Start is a set of jar files that get downloaded to your machine so that you can run Ptolemy II at a later time, even if you are not connected to the network. For details, see the Installation Summary
To download using Web Start, see the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Web Start page.
- Windows Installer
- To download a Windows Installer, see the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Windows Installer page.
- The source distribution requires either the
Eclipse or some
other way of running commands like
After building Ptolemy II from source, start
vergilfrom the command line and follow the tour.
The source distribution has been compiled and run under Windows, Solaris and Linux.
If you intend to develop your own actors in Java, then you should download the source distribution.
To download source, see the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Source Download page and then follow the installation instructions.
|Download Format||Requirement||Platform||Size||Create your own models?||Require net connection at runtime?||Custom Actor creation? (download includes sources)||Code generator?|
The applets work best with the
See also the Java plugin
|Windows, Linux, MacOS X, Solaris||Initially ~5 Mb||No||Yes||No||No|
|Web Start||Java Web Start||Windows, Linux, MacOS X, Solaris||~62 Mb||Yes||Not required, but can get updates if connected||No||No|
|Windows Installer||Windows only. 1.5.0_22 Java Runtime Environment with support packages like Java 3D||Windows only||235-247 Mb||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Mac OS X Installer||Mac OS X, Might work for Linux?||Mac OS X, maybe Linux||196 Mb||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Source Download||JDK 1.5.0 or JDK 1.6.0, Devel. tools like make||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris||75 Mb - 85 Mb||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
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