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C.1 State diagram

20 January, 2016 - 15:50

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

Figure 19.3 Figure C.1: State diagram generated by Lumpy. 
Figure 19.4 Figure C.2: Stack diagram. 
from swampy.Lumpy import Lumpy
lumpy = Lumpy()
message = 'And now for something completely different'
n = 17
pi = 3.1415926535897932

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 19.3 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 Try adding some additional assignments and see what the diagram looks like.