`context`

.`ladybird`

(`n`

Create the Ladybird automaton with $n$ states. This family of automata is a worst case for determinization: its determinized automaton has $2^n$ states.

Preconditions:

- the labelset has at least three generators

See also:

In [1]:

```
import vcsn
b = vcsn.context('lal_char(abc), b')
```

In [2]:

```
b.ladybird(3)
```

Out[2]:

These automata are easier to read when states are put on a circle, as does the `circo`

engine.

In [3]:

```
b.ladybird(7)
```

Out[3]:

In [4]:

```
from IPython.display import SVG
SVG(b.ladybird(7).as_svg(engine='circo'))
```

Out[4]: