Maths Install Program

To install this program we go through the following steps:

The program should then be available to use.

So here is some more detail on these steps:

If not already installed then install Java.

We need at least Java 1.6. Chances are that this may already come with your distribution, but if not, you can load java from here:

http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Note: I am using OpenJDK which seems to work fine:

martin> java -version
java version "1.7.0_51"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.4) (suse-24.13.5-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
martin> 

If not already Installed then Install Eclipse.

Use Juno release, the version that includes 'Eclipse Modeling Tools'. Instructions for installing this are here.

If not already done, download FriCAS Source

If working with FriCAS it may be useful to download the FriCAS source, if you just need the Aldor this stage is not needed. Goto here and download 'Source zipfile' and unpack.

Options

There are two options here depending on whether you just want to do the minimum to try the program or whether you want to download all the program sources and resources and work from that.

Download the Binary Release

Goto the gitHub site here.

  • Click on the site.p2.zip button.
  • This brings up a dialog window, click on the 'Save File' button.
  • Locate the file (in you downloads directory or wherever it was downloaded) and extract the contents into 'site.p2' directory.
  • Start Eclipse
  • Click on the Help->Install New Software menu.
  • This brings up a new dialog window. At the top to the right of the 'Work with' line, click on the 'add' button.
  • In 'Add Repository' window click on 'Local' button. Select the previously saved 'site.p2' directory and click OK.
  • Enter a name for this repository, such as: 'euclideanspace', click OK.
  • Unselect 'Group items by category'.
  • Unselect 'Contact all update sites during install...'.
  • Select 'SPAD editor' and 'Aldor editor' (no need to download source code).
  • Click Next
  • Review the items to be installed and click Finish.
  • Accept warning about unsigned content.
  • There may be a long wait while the software is installed.
  • Restart Eclipse for the software to be available.

Next Step

A tutorial for using the program is on this page.


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