Introduction JFLAP is a popular Java program for experimenting with finite state machines, Turing machines and other concepts from Formal Languages and Automata Theory. Version 7 of JFLAP can export JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, or SVG images. JFLAP2TikZ is a groovy script that converts a JFLAP jff file representing a finite automaton, pushdown automaton, or Turing machine into a LaTeX file depicting the automaton graphically using TikZ. Requirements To use JFLAP2TikZ you will need Java installed. Additionally, you may find it useful to have Groovy installed as well. You will need to download either jflap2tikz.jar (if you only have Java installed) or jflap2tikz.groovy (if you also have groovy installed). Usage JFLAP2TikZ is invoked from the command line with: java -jar jflap2tikz.jar -i example.jff or: groovy jflap2tikz.groovy -i example.jff In the above cases the output will be written to the console. Use the -h option to see the full usage information, which is also given below. usage: jflap2tikz [options] Version 1.1 -d,--accepting-distance <distance> Distance, in pt, between the circles of an accepting state (default is 2) -g,--grid <size> Round positions so that they are on a grid. If a size is given it sets the spacing of the grid (default is 20.0) -h,--help Show usage information and quit -i,--input-file <filename> Name of a JFLAP jff file representing a finite automaton, pushdown automaton, or Turing machine. If a file is not given standard input will be used. -l,--arrow-length <length> Length of arrows in points (default is 9) -o,--output-file <filename> Name of a file for writing output. If this file already exists it will be overwritten. -r,--rotate Rotate labels along edges -s,--scale <x> 1 pixel in JFLAP = x points in LaTeX (default is 1.0) -w,--arrow-width <width> Width of arrows in points (default is 6) License JFLAP2TikZ and its documentation are licensed under an MIT style license Copyright (c) 2009,2014 Andrew Mertz and William Slough Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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jflap2tikz – Convert JFlap file into a LaTeX file depicting the automaton using TikZ
JFlap is an excellent piece of software for experimenting with finite state machines, Turing machines and for exploring many aspects of the theory of computation. JFLAP2TikZ is a script that converts a JFlap ‘jff’ file representing a finite automaton, push down automaton, or Turing machine to LaTeX file depicting the automaton graphically using TikZ.
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