webertj@15278: webertj@15278: webertj@15582: webertj@15582: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: webertj@15278: webertj@15278: The Isabelle System Distribution wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259:

The Isabelle System Distribution

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Version information

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This is the internal repository version of Isabelle. See the wenzelm@11575: NEWS file in the distribution for details on user-relevant haftmann@16327: changes.

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System requirements

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Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources, say 64 MB wenzelm@11575: of free main memory and a decent CPU. Speaking by today's hardware wenzelm@11575: standards, any moderate Linux box should give a very nice platform for haftmann@16327: Isabelle.

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Furthermore, Isabelle needs the following software, which is not part haftmann@16327: of the distribution:

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The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work haftmann@16327: very well:

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Poly/ML, previously a wenzelm@8809: commercial product, is back in the free world. It is by far the best wenzelm@8809: compiler for running Isabelle, requiring the least memory and offering haftmann@16327: the highest performance.

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SML/NJ needs more kleing@14007: store and disk space, but on the other hand supports more platforms. haftmann@16327: The current official release is 110.

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Installation

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Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several kleing@14007: platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily built kleing@14007: from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source kleing@14007: distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle haftmann@16327: for more information.

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Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System haftmann@16327: Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).

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User interface

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The canonical Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David Aspinall wenzelm@10079: and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof assistants, wenzelm@10079: including Isabelle (both for the classic and Isar version). Proof wenzelm@10079: General is suitable for use by pacifists and Emacs militants wenzelm@10079: alike. Its most prominent feature is script management, providing a wenzelm@10079: metaphor of live proof script editing. Proof General has wenzelm@10079: recently gained a rather large following of both beginning and expert haftmann@16327: users of Isabelle.

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Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs wenzelm@13141: wenzelm@9927: X-Symbol package, which provides a nice way to get proper haftmann@16327: mathematical symbols displayed on screen.

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Other sources of information

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The Isabelle Page

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The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:

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Mailing list

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The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk wenzelm@3259: provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange wenzelm@8809: information. To join, send a message to isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.

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Personal mail

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@3259: Lawrence C Paulson
wenzelm@3259: Computer Laboratory
wenzelm@3259: University of Cambridge
paulson@14628: JJ Thomson Avenue
paulson@14628: Cambridge CB3 0FD
wenzelm@3259: England
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haftmann@16327: E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
paulson@14629: Phone: +44-223-763500
wenzelm@3259: Fax: +44-223-334748
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wenzelm@3259: or wenzelm@3259:

wenzelm@3259: wenzelm@5401: Tobias Nipkow
haftmann@16327: Institut für Informatik
haftmann@16327: Technische Universität Mnchen
kleing@14622: Boltzmannstr. 3
kleing@14622: D-85748 Garching
wenzelm@3259: Germany
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haftmann@16327: E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
kleing@14622: Phone: +49-89-289-17302
kleing@14622: Fax: +49-89-289-17307
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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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