Installing CaTSiT

System Requirements

A standard pc with standard modern equipment is sufficient to use CaTSiT. However, we recommend a RAM size of 6 GB or more.

Operating System:
Windows or Linux
CaTSiT was tested on Windows XP, Windows 7, Kubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.4. But it should also run on Windows Vista, Windows 8 and other Linux distributions.

To execute CaTSiT Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7 or higher is required. You can check, whether Java is installed on your computer by typing the following command into your command line tool:

java -version

If Java is not installed on your computer you can get it here.

To view the simulation results you need either Microsoft Excel 2007 (or higher) or LibreOffice Calc. You can get LibreOffice here. However, we recommend Microsoft Excel, since it proofed to be more reliable.


To install CaTSiT please execute the following steps:

  • Download the Binary-Zip file from the download page.
  • Extract the zip file with a tool of your choice (e.g. 7-Zip for Windows or unzip for Linux).
  • Done!