System Design, Modeling and Simulation using Ptolemy II

The most comprehensive documentation about Ptolemy II can be found in the book:


Claudius Ptolemaeus, Editor. "System Design, Modeling, and Simulation using Ptolemy II,", 2014.

The book is available as a free PDF download and as a low-cost paperback.

The PDF is included in the release as $PTII/doc/books/systems/PtolemyII_DigitalV1_02.pdf, but the PDF is not present in the SVN developer tree.

The book website includes the book as an entire pdf, as per-chapter pdfs and includes on-line demos.

Please cite the book as:
Claudius Ptolemaeus, Editor, System Design, Modeling, and Simulation Using Ptolemy II,, 2014.


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      editor = {Claudius Ptolemaeus},
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The chapters may be cited using the following template:

      Author = {Edward A. Lee and Stephen Neuendorffer and Gang Zhou},
      Title = {Dataflow},
      BookTitle = {System Design, Modeling, and Simulation using {Ptolemy II}},
      Editor = {Claudius Ptolemaeus},
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      Year = {2014},
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