Installing the full system requires about 150 Megabytes of disk space (more if you optionally remake). The demonstration version of Ptolemy, "Ptiny," only requires 12 Megabytes of disk space. All versions requires at least 8 Megabytes of physical memory.
"Ptolemy mailing lists and the Ptolemy newsgroup" on page A-2 for details.
A.2.1 Access via the Internet
Ptolemy is available without support via Internet FTP. Source code, executables, and documentation are all available on the FTP site at
This site contains the latest release of Ptolemy, patches to the current release, a Postscript version of the Ptolemy manual, the demonstration version of Ptolemy, Ptolemy papers and journal articles, as well as the archives for the mailing list.
anonymous; give your full email address as the password.
ftp://ftp.iij.ad.jp/pub/misc/ptolemyThe notation above means log into
ftp.iij.ad.jpand then cd to /pub/misc/ptolemy.
There is also an FTP mirror in France at:
http://ptolemy.eecs.berkeley.edu/The Ptolemy WWW page contains information about Ptolemy, demonstrations of Ptolemy programs, access to the Ptolemy FTP site, and a hypertext version of the Ptolemy Documentation.
There is a WWW mirror of our site in France at:
pub/ptolemy/papersdirectory. These documents are all in the Postscript format and require a Postscript printer or viewer. The paper
overview.ps.Zgives an overview of Ptolemy and would be of particular interest to new users.