Input modes

The CIF simulator simulates traces through the state space of a specification. If multiple transitions are possible, a choice must be made. The simulator defers this choice to an input component.

The primary responsibility or an input component is to choose the transition to take, from the given possible transitions, calculated for the current state. If the chosen transition is a time transition, the input component must also decide the amount of time to delay.

The input component to use for the simulation, depends on the input mode, which can be configured via the Input mode option (Input category). The simulator has several input modes:

Only one input mode, and thus one input component, can be used for each simulation. By default, the GUI input mode is used.

The following information on other topics, related to input modes, is available: