COMP 14: Introduction to Programming. jGRASP

Getting Started with jGRASP


To properly install jGRASP, you'll need to download and install both jGRASP 1.7.5 and the Java Software Development Kit (SDK).

Java SDK

Download jdk-1_5_0_03-windows-i586-p.exe to your Desktop (It's a big file, 50MB). Double-click on the file once it's on your Desktop, and the script will take you through the steps for installing the Java SDK.


jGRASP 1.7.5

Download jgrasp175.exe to your Desktop. Double-click on the file, and the script will take you through the steps for installing jGRASP.


When you have completed the installation, you should find the jGRASP icon on your Desktop. jGRASP should also be listed on the Start Menu, under All Programs.

Once you have successfully installed the jGRASP, you can delete jgraspjre175.exe from your Desktop.

Starting jGRASP the First Time

Double-click on the jGRASP icon on your Desktop to start jGRASP. If you get a message saying that there is a newer version of jGRASP available online, just ignore it.
Before continuing, you should read the Getting Started chapter of the jGRASP documentation.

These guidelines have been borrowed from Michele Clark Weigle (, via Miguel Angel Otaduy (