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Theory of Computing Toolkit

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Tock stands for Theory Of Computing toolKit. It can simulate the automata taught in standard theory of computation courses (deterministic and nondeterministic finite automata, pushdown automata, and Turing machines). It also allows multiple cells, stacks, or tapes.


Tock depends on the following:

  • Python 2.7 or 3.x (required)
  • six (required)
  • GraphViz (to draw graphs)
  • IPython (to view notebooks)
  • openpyxl (to open Excel files)

The easiest way to get started is:

  1. Install Miniconda. Either Python 2.7 or 3.x is fine.
  2. Run conda install six jupyter openpyxl.
  3. In the root of the Tock directory, run python

If you don’t have GraphViz, Tock will attempt to download and use Viz.js, which is slower but otherwise identical.


The documentation is contained in a series of IPython notebooks:

To open them, run ipython notebook in the Tock directory. A web browser should open, showing you the contents of the directory. Click on doc and then one of the .ipynb files to view it.


This is open-source software under the MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for more information.

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