Lenia - Mathematical Life Forms
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Major changes:
- Added temporal sampling and auto-rotation mode
- Allow to set P (maximum state)
- Allow to set beta (peaks of kernel rings)
- Allow to copy as table, can be pasted in Excel etc
- Allow to save as sequence of files
Minor changes:
- Moment of inertia (I) replaced by Gyradius (r)
- Statistics: dynamic segment length (20*T) instead of 200 steps
- Record movie/GIF only when running; slight pause at the end of GIF
- New color map W/B (white on black)
- More stats modes (corner mode, recurrence plot)
- More markers (color bar, arrow, solid scale bar)
- Fewer display modes
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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.

Animation short

Lenia at Vimeo

Lenia at YouTube

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 plot.ly

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