ltsconvert(1) convert and optionally minimise an LTS


ltsconvert [OPTION]... [INFILE [OUTFILE]]


Convert the labelled transition system (LTS) from INFILE to OUTFILE in the requested format after applying the selected minimisation method (default is none). If OUTFILE is not supplied, stdout is used. If INFILE is not supplied, stdin is used.

The output format is determined by the extension of OUTFILE, whereas the input format is determined by the content of INFILE. Options --in and --out can be used to force the input and output formats. The supported formats are:
  'aut' for the Aldebaran format (CADP),
  'dot' for the GraphViz format (no longer supported as input format),
  'fsm' for the Finite State Machine format, or
  'lts' for the mCRL2 LTS format (default)


OPTION can be any of the following:
-D, --determinise
determinise LTS
-eNAME, --equivalence=NAME
generate an equivalent LTS, preserving equivalence NAME: 'none' identity equivalence (default) 'bisim' strong bisimilarity 'bisim-sig' strong bisimilarity using signature refinement 'branching-bisim' branching bisimilarity 'branching-bisim-sig' branching bisimilarity using signature refinement 'dpbranching-bisim' divergence preserving branching bisimilarity 'dpbranching-bisim-sig' divergence preserving branching bisimilarity using signature refinement 'weak-bisim' weak bisimilarity 'weak-bisim-sig' weak bisimilarity using signature refinement 'dpweak-bisim' divergence preserving weak bisimilarity 'dpweak-bisim-sig' divergence preserving weak bisimilarity using signature refinement 'sim' strong simulation equivalence 'trace' strong trace equivalence 'weak-trace' weak trace equivalence 'tau-star' tau star reduction
use FORMAT as the input format
-lFILE, --lps=FILE
use FILE as the LPS from which the input LTS was generated; this might be needed to store the correct parameter names of states when saving in fsm format and to convert non-mCRL2 LTSs to a mCRL2 LTS
do not perform a reachability check on the input LTS
-n, --no-state
leave out state information when saving in dot format
use FORMAT as the output format
consider actions with a name in the comma separated list ACTNAMES to be internal (tau) actions in addition to those defined as such by the input
append timing measurements to FILE. Measurements are written to standard error if no FILE is provided
Standard options:
-q, --quiet
do not display warning messages
-v, --verbose
display short intermediate messages
-d, --debug
display detailed intermediate messages
display intermediate messages up to and including level
-h, --help
display help information
display version information


Written by Muck van Weerdenburg, Jan Friso Groote.


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