Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsSo ProM can be downloaded from promtools.org. And on the left, you see several download links. So for Windows, you have ProM Lite, which we are using, including a 64-bit Java Runtime, 32-bits or without Java Runtime, and the same for Mac, you have a ProM Lite bundle. And also, for other platforms, you can download ProM Lite. So if you're using Linux, you can also use ProM Lite. It's important, however, to note that we're not downloading ProM 6.5.1. We're downloading ProM Lite. When you visit the page, it could be that it just mentions ProM Lite 1.1 or 1.2, for instance. And always take the newest ProM Lite version, of course.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsAnd it's always recommended to do this, including the Java Runtime Environment, then you get the best guarantees that it runs out of the box. So I'll click this link, and I'll save the file, and it's downloading the installer, which is 70 megabytes. That gives me time to, in the meantime, explain you what you see on promtools.org for the rest. So below the download links, there are also documents. So there are example log files, and there's also 'Getting Started' and tutorial guides that help you to get familiar with the ProM user interface, and also to learn how to apply certain techniques.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsHowever, we, of course, also cover this in this course, but if you need a bit more information, you can look here. There are also ProM newsletters that give you a bit of an update of what's going on, and there are also other links to other websites related to ProM and process mining. So in the meantime, the download has finished. So we can start the installer. It's preferred to download this in your User folder because ProM would like to change some files with the best settings, so put it into the User folder or in the temp directory or a particular directory for ProM.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsYou can install it in the Program Files, but then you will always get a message says cannot change a particular file. So I will install it in my User folder, and it will just install, no further options. And it's now extracting the Java Runtime Environment and the ProM executable that we need to run it. And now, it's only installing the core components. So it's actually only installing the ProM framework. So now when we run ProM for the first time in a couple of seconds, now we see here, ProM Lite has been installed. And when you start it, you get this splash screen, giving you the revision numbers and the people that contributed to ProM.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsAnd at the first boot, it will need to install the packages. So this is the screen that you will get, and it will now download and install all the packages that are required. So as I said before, ProM is a framework, and all the features are provided by plugins. These can be updated regularly. So it could be that when you start ProM Lite after a couple of days, there is a message saying there are new versions of plugins ready. Do you want to download them? It's always recommended to do so because ProM Lite is heavily tested and always contains the latest bug fixes.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsAnd since it's downloading all these packages-- so over 100-- this can take a while, but please just let it finish and download everything that's required. So we will fast forward this bit until the download is finished. So now it notifies me by lighting up the green OK button that the downloading is complete, and it's always recommended to check this box, 'Automatically install new updates'. And then the next phase is the first start of ProM, and what it does in the background is, it scans all the downloaded plugin files, and it tries to find all the plugins that are in there. So it's getting all the files. And this, again, can take a while, but it's only happening the first time.
Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsNow, once it's done, you see the first-- an empty view of ProM, which we will explain in the next lectures. So now you have installed ProM, you can start process mining.
Downloading and installing ProM
In this short video we show you how to download and install ProM lite.
Please note that you should always use the most recent version of ProM lite. Please do not download ProM 5 or ProM 6 as your results will be different from the answers we expect in tutorials and tests.
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