An overview of P-Lingua 2.0

TitleAn overview of P-Lingua 2.0
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsGarcía-Quismondo, M., Gutiérrez-Escudero R., Pérez-Hurtado I., Pérez-Jiménez M. J., & Riscos-Núñez A.
Journal TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Place PublishedAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Date Published01/2010

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.


Membrane Computing, 10th International Workshop, WMC 2009, Curtea de Arges, Romania, August 24-27, 2009, Revised Selected and Invited Papers.

ISSN Number0302-9743