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This is a GTK2 app for exploring one-dimensional binary wolfram-rule automata. http://www.automatown.org
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Dependencies - Ubuntu 9.04 package names ========================================= - build-essential - libgnomeui-dev In order to compile and execute the program, execute run.sh. If run.sh does not execute, try 'chmod +x run.sh' before './run.sh' This program implements a one dimensional, binary, cellular automaton based on Wolfram Notation. A single row of active cells is used to generate one row of pixels at a time, which "grow" out of the active cell like a fingernail, one row at a time. There are controls which allow the operator to change the rule as the program is running. This is where one may observe abrupt changes in style or color. Often horizontal lines will be implied by the differing styles. Operation ========= When the program loads, the default rule will be loaded and the default seed set to all cells off, save for one in the middle. In order to watch rule 30 proceed, press the "start" button to the left of the main image. The user may change the rule as the cellular automaton is operating or may pause by pressing the "stop" button and then changing the rule. Images may be saved by pressing the "save" button. If the auto-save toggle is turned on, images will be saved automatically every time an entire screen- full of lines has been produced. Meta-Rules are defined by .rules files in this directory. These .rules files contain only text which defines the meta-rules. The first line is the number of milliseconds between rule changes. The following lines contain the allowed rules to use. The meta-rule functionality allows the user to automate rule changes. The rule will randomly change from one listed rule to another at the specified interval. Please check out: http://automatown.org to see some examples of output. I also have a more indepth explanation of cellular automata in general and this CA specifically. by Rob Long