How to install TABULA for a non-J user
If you are not (yet) a J user, then to run TABULA you will have to install a working J system first.
In time we will have a properly packaged app to distribute.
Don't worry, it's not hard. Just follow these simple instructions.
1. Download and install J from:
Pick a version of j602 for your platform. Don't pick j701 -- TABULA doesn't support it yet.
2. Launch J by clicking the red J icon (inside the folder: j602).
You will see an empty window, the so-called session window.
3. Verify operation.
In the session window, enter: 2+2
The session window will show this:
This is J being used in calculator mode. It is the starting point for complete programs, like TABULA.
You can type arithmetical expressions. The only thing to remember is that % means divide, because / is used to mean something else.
4. Pick menu: Run > Package Manager...
✓ base library ✓ math/cal ✓ math/tabula ✓ math/uu
Then click Do Install...
You should see:
Installing 3 packages of total size 202 KB Downloading math/cal... Installing math/cal... Downloading math/tabula... Installing math/tabula... Downloading math/uu... Installing math/uu... Done. All available packages are installed and up to date.
4. Enter: load 'math/tabula'
TABULA will start, and show a sample tabulation (ttable) in its own window.
5. Once you've got TABULA running, select menu: Edit > Startup with TABULA
This will ensure that TABULA starts in future whenever you run J from the red J icon.
6. Consult the Reference pages:
7. Have fun.
Contributed by IanClark