An overview of P-Lingua 2.0

Manuel García-Quismondo, Rosa Gutiérrez-Escudero, Ignacio Pérez-Hurtado, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Agustín Riscos-Núñez

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P-Lingua is a programming language for membrane computing which aims to be a standard to define P systems. In order to implement this idea, a Java library called pLinguaCore has been developed as a software framework for cell-like P systems. It is able to handle input files (either in XML or in P-Lingua format) defining P systems from a number of different cell-like P system models. Moreover, the library includes several built-in simulators for each supported model. For the sake of software portability, pLinguaCore can export a P system definition to any convenient output format (currently XML and binary formats are available). This software is not a closed product, but it can be extended to accept new input or output formats and also new models or simulators. The term P-Lingua 2.0 refers to the software package consisting of the above mentioned library together with a user interface called pLinguaPlugin (more details can be found at Finally, in order to illustrate the software, this paper includes an application using pLinguaCore for describing and simulating ecosystems by means of P systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMembrane Computing - 10th International Workshop, WMC 2009, Revised Selected and Invited Papers
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Workshop on Membrane Computing, WMC 2009 - Curtea de Arges, Romania
Duration: Aug 24 2009Aug 27 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5957 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Workshop on Membrane Computing, WMC 2009
CityCurtea de Arges


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