[kepler-dev] Can I use Ptolemy actors in Kepler?

Bertram Ludaescher ludaesch at ucdavis.edu
Thu Jun 21 08:17:33 PDT 2007

>>> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 09:12:00 -0700 (PDT)
>>> Norbert Podhorszki <npodhorszki at ucdavis.edu> wrote: 
NP> Hi Tony,
NP> If you find a Ptolemy actor useful, just remember its class name (e.g. 
NP> ptolemy.actor.lib.Ramp). In Kepler, "Tools/Instantiate Component" menu 
NP> allows you to type in the class name, which will put an actor instance on 
NP> your canvas just as dragging one from the actor tree.

hmm... I guess from a user's POV, it would be nice to not have to
remember but to be able to enter a "browse mode" and look through
what's there...

maybe yet another possible "todo" .. comments anybody?


NP> The ptolemy jar is stored in the kepler.jar, so you have access to any 
NP> Ptolemy actors and directors.
NP> If you want to use a director not in Kepler tree, you have to use the
NP> "Tools/Instantiate Attribute" menu. I use it to get a DDF director 
NP> frequently (class ptolemy.domains.ddf.kernel.DDFDirector).
NP> I suppose, you can create a kar file for any ptolemy actor just as for 
NP> kepler actors, if you want to add some of them into the Kepler actor tree.
NP> Best regards
NP> Norbert
NP> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Tony O'Hagan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've had a few attempts to build a more complex workflow involving
>> processing sequences of arrays and found some needed actors not available in
>> Kepler but present in the Ptolemy actor libraries.
>> So ... I'd like to use many of the Ptolemy actors in Kepler.
>> Is this possible?  Are there are any known risks combining them?
>> What steps do I need to follow to import or compile them?
>> Are there any plans to support the Ptolemy actors preloaded inside Kepler?
>> Thanks,
>> Tony.
>> I tried to catch people on IRC again today but got no response.
>> I have a list of several more questions which I can probably sort out
>> quicker via an interactive discussion.
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