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The Isabelle System Distribution

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Version information

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@6486: This is the internal repository version of Isabelle. The current line wenzelm@6486: of Isabelle99 development introduces many new features, with only a wenzelm@6486: few incompatibilities over Isabelle98-X. See the NEWS file wenzelm@6486: in the distribution for more details. wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:

System requirements

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources. Fun wenzelm@6077: starts at about 32-64 MB of main memory (somewhat depending on your ML wenzelm@6077: system), with several tens of MB disk space and a decent CPU. wenzelm@6486: Speaking by today's hardware standards, any moderate Linux box should wenzelm@6486: make a nice platform for Isabelle. wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@6077: Furthermore, Isabelle needs the following software, which is not part wenzelm@6077: of the distribution: wenzelm@3259:

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wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work wenzelm@6077: very well: wenzelm@3259:

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wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@4431: SML/NJ wenzelm@4431: needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free. The current wenzelm@6077: official release is 110 (there is an RPM wenzelm@6077: archive available for Linux/x86). We still support the old 0.93 wenzelm@6077: release, but do not recommend to use it. wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@4431: MLWorks is a wenzelm@6077: commercial ML programming environment. Isabelle on MLWorks 2.0 works wenzelm@6077: well. It is about 20% faster than on SML/NJ while using slightly less wenzelm@6125: memory and disk space. A few minor features (e.g. ML top-level pretty wenzelm@6077: printing) are not yet supported, though. wenzelm@5665: wenzelm@5665:

wenzelm@5665: wenzelm@5665: Poly/ML used to be a commercial product by Abstract Hardware Limited wenzelm@5665: (now Abstract, Inc.). It is no longer available. We're awaiting news wenzelm@5665: about future availability of Poly/ML. wenzelm@4431: wenzelm@4431:

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Installation

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@6486: Binary rpm packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF on the wenzelm@6486: Linux/x86 platform. Alternatively, the system may be built from wenzelm@6486: scratch as described in file INSTALL of the Isabelle sources. wenzelm@6486: Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System wenzelm@6486: Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc). wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3306:

Interfaces

wenzelm@3306: wenzelm@3306: The distribution includes only a very primitive interface based on wenzelm@6077: ordinary terminal sessions. wenzelm@6077: wenzelm@6077:

wenzelm@3306: wenzelm@5534: Isamode by wenzelm@4481: David Aspinall is a more elaborate interface for Isabelle. It runs wenzelm@5534: under recent versions of XEmacs and is useful to both novices and wenzelm@5534: experts. wenzelm@3306: wenzelm@6077:

wenzelm@6077: wenzelm@6077: Proof General is wenzelm@7483: a generic Emacs interface for proof assistants, including Isabelle wenzelm@7483: (both for the classic and Isar version). Proof General is suitable wenzelm@7483: for use by pacifists and Emacs militants alike. Its most prominent wenzelm@7483: feature is script management, providing a metaphor of live proof wenzelm@7483: script editing. wenzelm@6077: wenzelm@3306: wenzelm@3259:

Other sources of information

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Mailing list

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk wenzelm@3259: provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange wenzelm@3259: information. To join, send a message to wenzelm@3259: isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk. wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:

Personal mail

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: Lawrence C Paulson
wenzelm@3259: Computer Laboratory
wenzelm@3259: University of Cambridge
wenzelm@3259: Pembroke Street
wenzelm@3259: Cambridge CB2 3QG
wenzelm@3259: England
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wenzelm@3259: E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
wenzelm@3259: Phone: +44-223-334600
wenzelm@3259: Fax: +44-223-334748
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wenzelm@3259: or wenzelm@3259:

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@5401: Tobias Nipkow
wenzelm@3259: Institut fuer Informatik
wenzelm@3259: T. U. Muenchen
wenzelm@3259: D-80290 Muenchen
wenzelm@3259: Germany
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wenzelm@5401: E-mail: nipkow@www.in.tum.de
wenzelm@3259: Phone: +49-89-289-22690
wenzelm@3259: Fax: +49-89-289-28183
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wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be wenzelm@5665: helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of wenzelm@3259: Isabelle and their consequences. wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:
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