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For full version list, see Timeline in Lenia portal


Lenia is a 2D cellular automata with continuous space, time and states. It produces a huge variety of interesting life forms.

There are various versions available. Python, Matlab and web (JavaScript) versions are real-time, interactive, and equipped with statistics tools. Jupyter and R versions are non-interactive and just for demonstration purposes.

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Python Version

Fastest version, minimalist layout. Now with GPU support! (Needs Python3 and various libraries)

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Matlab Version

Fast version, great tools for statistical analysis. (Needs purchased copy of Matlab)

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JavaScript Version

The original program, slow but with most features.

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3D rendering using

orbium       gyrorbium