IMPS is available without fee via anonymous ftp (under the terms of a public license) at math.harvard.edu. IMPS runs under the X Window System or OpenWindows on Sun 4 SPARCstations that have at least 24 MB physical memory (preferably more) and at least a 60 MB swap partition.
The first section of this chapter describes how to get and install IMPS, report bugs, and join the IMPS mailing list. The second section contains a copy of IMPS copyright notice and public license.
Ftp to math.harvard.edu, login as anonymous, and give your e-mail address as the password. Then type
cd impsThe directory you will be in contains a directory named doc and four files:
To get a copy of the IMPS system, type
binary get README get imps.tar.gzThe transfer will take a few minutes.
gunzip imps.tar.gz tar -xvf imps.tarEach of these operations will take several minutes. After they are done, you may delete the file imps.tar or recompress it and put it somewhere else.
(setq tea-use-comint t)in your .emacs file. Let us refer to the location of the Emacs executable as /.../emacs.
Warning: Depending on the version of Emacs you choose, you may have to recompile the .el files in the directory
cd /.../imps/srcand edit the file start_imps.sh to change the two lines
IMPS=/.../imps/tea IMPS_EMACS=/.../emacsFinally, execute
make(You may ignore the error messages that are printed.)
In your .cshrc (or wherever you define your shell search path) add
/.../imps/binto your path. You may find it convenient to set the shell variable IMPS in your .cshrc using the command
setenv IMPS /.../imps/tea
If you want a form of Emacs different than /.../emacs, the official IMPS Emacs, set the shell variable EMACS_COMMAND in your .cshrc to the form of Emacs you want; for example,
setenv EMACS\_COMMAND 'emacs18 -w 94x56+250+20'
If you will be using Free Software Foundation GNU Emacs 19 or Lucid GNU Emacs 19, put the line
(setq tea-use-comint t)in your .emacs file.
If IMPS is being run with Free Software Foundation GNU Emacs 19, the frame parameters (position, background and foreground colors, etc.) of the various IMPS windows are specified in the file
/.../imps/el/frame-specs.el(Background colors and the default font have been commented out.)
You will probably want to modify these specifications to suit your own taste. To do this, first copy the file frame-specs.el to
/.../home/imps/imps-emacs.el(where /.../home is your home directory and imps is a subdirectory of your home directory that is created when you first run IMPS). Then change the frame specifications in this file as you like.
To subscribe to the IMPS mailing list, send your name and e-mail address to
firstname.lastname@example.orgWe strongly urge that all users of IMPS subscribe to the IMPS mailing list.
To run IMPS, start X or OpenWindows, and then execute
The IMPS user's manual is written in LATEX and is available on-line. The .dvi file of the manual is located in the directory
/.../imps/doc/manual(Also, both .dvi and .ps files of the manual are located in the imps directory at math.harvard.edu.) The manual is approximately 300 pages long.
In the imps/doc directory at math.harvard.edu, there are several papers on IMPS in compressed LATEX dvi and ps formats.
Please mail information about bugs or problems with using IMPS to
email@example.comOther questions can be mailed to
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