The Bx Examples Repository

Welcome to the Bx Examples Repository

This part of the bx-wiki is where you will find examples of bidirectional transformations (bx). We hope this will be useful to the community of people researching and using bx. Each example has a unique identifier for easy reference in papers etc., and a standard(ish) format. Artefacts such as transformation code may be included in some cases.

A rough naming convention seems to have emerged: names of examples that have something to do with the real world start with UpperCase, while examples constructed for purely technical reasons of demonstrating some point start with lowerCase.
A "(B)" after the name of an example indicates that this example is available as a benchmarx, i.e., comes along with some concrete artefacts for testing and evaluating solutions in an automated manner.

Alphabetical list of examples

Editing the repository

In each example, there is a section where anyone (with a bx-wiki account) can comment; please do suggest improvements, ask questions etc. there.

Apart from in the comment section, please do not edit the examples

If you wish to add a new example, please contact the curators.

(Technical limitations of this wiki site make it impossible to limit edit access to the curators. We trust you, and will revert if necessary ;-)

Curators: Faris Abou-Saleh, James Cheney, Jeremy Gibbons, James McKinna, Perdita Stevens

Finding relevant examples

As the list of examples grows, a new problem develops: how to find the examples relevant to you? We are thinking about the best way to do this. For now, google does a pretty good job, provided that terms describing what you're interested in occur in the examples you're interested in. E.g. if you stick

"history ignorant" site:bx-community.wikidot.com/examples

into google, your hits will be the examples that mention the term history ignorant. Even without the site: specifier, googling works pretty well if you have a good idea that something in the example repository is what you're looking for; try googling

bx example composers

Citing the examples

If you wish to reference a particular example, we suggest doing so like this:

@Misc{composers,
author = {Perdita Stevens and James McKinna and James Cheney},
title = { {\sc Composers} v0.1 in {Bx} {Examples} {Repository} },
howpublished = {\url{http://bx-community.wikidot.com/examples:home}},
note = {Date retrieved: 16 Jan 2014}
}

We intend that the name and version number of the example should suffice to identify it sufficiently precisely - any changes within a version number should be at most minor rewordings - but it is often considered good practice to include a Date retrieved as well, in any case. Please include the authors of the particular example concerned, and the top-level URL of the whole repository, as shown.

If you wish to mention the repository as a whole, you might prefer to cite the Bx'14 paper about it, Towards a Repository of Bx Examples (pdf)
BibTeX here

Template for new examples

template

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