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14.1: State Diagram

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    State diagram generated by Lumpy.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): State diagram generated by Lumpy.

    Here’s an example that uses Lumpy to generate a state diagram.

    from swampy.Lumpy import Lumpy
    
    lumpy = Lumpy()
    lumpy.make_reference()
    
    message = 'And now for something completely different'
    n = 17
    pi = 3.1415926535897932
    
    lumpy.object_diagram()
    

    The first line imports the Lumpy class from swampy.Lumpy. If you don’t have Swampy installed as a package, make sure the Swampy files are in Python’s search path and use this import statement instead:

    from Lumpy import Lumpy
    

    The next lines create a Lumpy object and make a “reference” point, which means that Lumpy records the objects that have been defined so far.

    Next we define new variables and invoke object_diagram, which draws the objects that have been defined since the reference point, in this case message, n and pi.

    Figure 22.1.1 shows the result. The graphical style is different from what I showed earlier; for example, each reference is represented by a circle next to the variable name and a line to the value. And long strings are truncated. But the information conveyed by the diagram is the same.

    The variable names are in a frame labeled <module>, which indicates that these are module-level variables, also known as global.

    You can download this example from http://thinkpython.com/code/lumpy_demo1.py. Try adding some additional assignments and see what the diagram looks like.


    This page titled 14.1: State Diagram is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Allen B. Downey (Green Tea Press) .

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