Sunday, September 11, 2005

# 9:15 PM - research on cellular automata

http://www.physics.emory.edu/~weeks/lab/

http://www.moshesipper.com/caslinks/

http://www.xs4all.nl/~jbontes/ (life32)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_automata

quote:

A cellular automaton (plural: cellular automata) is a discrete model studied in computability theory, mathematics, and theoretical biology. It consists of an infinite, regular grid of cells, each in one of a finite number of states. The grid can be in any finite number of dimensions. Time is also discrete, and the state of a cell at time t is a function of the state of a finite number of cells called the neighborhood at time t-1. These neighbors are a selection of cells relative to some specified, and does not change (Though the cell itself may be in its neighborhood, it is not usually considered a neighbor). Every cell has the same rule for updating, based on the values in this neighbourhood. Each time the rules are applied to the whole grid a new generation is produced.