Simplification of Karnaugh Map Logic by Quine-McCluskey Method.

July, 2010

Martin Carradus

Copyright © 2010 Leaf Mindcraft

Downloading, Unpacking and Using QuineMcC.exe

QuineMcC.exe Uses Quine-McCluskey Method to Obtain Optimum Canonical Boolean Logical Expression.


Unzip the downloaded compressed file, and extract the QuineMcC.exe file to a suitable directory (folder) on your hard disc.

Please read the included !ReadMe file for terms of use of QuineMcC.exe.

Double-clicking on the QuineMcC.exe program icon, runs the application and a Window appears.

Left-clicking on the 'Show K Map' menu item will produce a 'Karnaugh Map' 4x4 Matrix Window.

In turn, left-clicking over the cells of Matrix toggles their values from '0' to '1', and back again.

Clicking 'Run QuineMcC', then causes the Quine-McCluskey method/algorithm to be applied to the logical expression represented by the Karnaugh Map.

NB 1. Quine-McCluskey cannot be applied until the Karnaugh Map has been altered in some way.

A 'Description' and a 'Help' Window are also available from the title bar menu.

NB 2. In the supplied zipped file, there is a text file 'Usage.txt' that further explains how to use QuineMcC.exe.

NB 3. Also, the supplied zipped file does not contain a separate Windows ME .exe, but the XP/Vista version should work just as well.

NB 4. For more information about Venn Diagrams, Boolean Algebra and Karnaugh Maps, consult the items 'Logic for Programmers', present on the Sister web site.

Click on Icon to DownLoad Zipped QuineMcC.exe Version 1.00 Dated July 4th 2010.

Click on Icon to DownLoad Zipped Quine-McCluskey Windows C source code. Version 1.00 Revised August 21st 2010.

This document was generated on 15th July 2010 for this IBM Windows Software Application written and distributed by Martin Carradus