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Tarski is a framework for the specification, modeling and manipulation of AI planning problems.

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Tarski - An AI Planning Modeling Framework

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What is Tarski

Tarski is a framework for the specification, modeling and manipulation of AI planning problems. Tarski is written in Python and includes parsers for major modeling languages (e.g., PDDL, FSTRIPS, RDDL), along with modules to perform other common tasks such as reachability analysis and grounding of first-order representations.

Read the (work-in-progress) documentation of the project in


Install the latest Tarski release with

pip install tarski

If instead you want to use the latest code available on the Github repository, use

pip install -U git+


Tarski allows the optional installation of an sdd module that allows to interact with the PySDD package for sentential decision diagrams. To use this tarski.sdd optional package, you'll need to pip install with the sdd extra, as in:

pip install tarski[sdd]

Support for this is still experimental, as the installation of PySDD does not seem to be too pip-friendly.

Software Requirements

Tarski requires Python >= 3.6. The above installation instructions will install transparently for you a number of additional dependencies, among which numpy, scipy and pyrddl.

Development and Testing

If developing Tarski, we recommend cloning from the Github repository and doing a dev installation (the-e flag for pip) on a virtual environment:

git clone
cd tarski
pip install -e .

This will install the project in "editable mode", meaning that any modification to the files is immediately reflected in the installed library.

Testing. All of Tarski's tests live under the tests directory. To run them, you just need to run pytest (pip install pytest) on the root directory. You can also run the tests through tox (pip install tox), for which several testing environments have been defined, e.g. to test the framework under different Python versions or apply static analysis to the code.

Known Limitations

At the moment, Tarski is able to parse problems specified in PDDL, Functional STRIPS and RDDL, but (1) parsing of derived predicates is not supported yet, and (2) the PDDL either keyword for defining compound types is not supported, and it is unlikely it will ever be. Additionally, and for compatibility reasons with old standard benchmarks, the parser represents all predicate, function (including constants) and PDDL types (i.e. FOL sorts) in lowercase.


Tarski is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3.

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