ANN: Cellular Automata


(Peter Hickman) #1

Just released a little class / application to play with 1D cellular
automata on the console. It’s in Applications/Computer-Science and only
a few k. I will be updating it as I go along but it works well for now.


(Peter Hickman) #2

Peter Hickman wrote:

Just released a little class / application to play with 1D cellular
automata on the console. It’s in Applications/Computer-Science and
only a few k. I will be updating it as I go along but it works well
for now.

Oops, forgot to mention it’s in the RAA (well I didn’t mention it
explicitly)


(James) #3

Peter Hickman wrote:

Just released a little class / application to play with 1D cellular
automata on the console. It’s in Applications/Computer-Science and
only a few k. I will be updating it as I go along but it works well
for now.

Oops, forgot to mention it’s in the RAA (well I didn’t mention it
explicitly)

Very neat. I started playing with CA many years ago; I must have C64 disks
floating around with 1-D and 2-D CA code someplace.

I recently picked up Wolfram’s new book, and started a small FOX app to run
the simple CA described in the notes to chapter 2. (Part of the plan was
to allow the user to paste in chunks of Mathematica CA code and have the
app interpret it, but that’s a bit more complex.) As it stands now, you
just enter the decimal number of the simple radius-1 CA.

It was really a good excuse to go play with FOX, so the code is nothing
brilliant, but if anybody is intersted, let me know. Needs serious
refactoring.

James


(Peter Hickman) #4

james@rubyxml.com wrote:

I recently picked up Wolfram’s new book, and started a small FOX app to run
the simple CA described in the notes to chapter 2. (Part of the plan was
to allow the user to paste in chunks of Mathematica CA code and have the
app interpret it, but that’s a bit more complex.) As it stands now, you
just enter the decimal number of the simple radius-1 CA.

It was really a good excuse to go play with FOX, so the code is nothing
brilliant, but if anybody is intersted, let me know. Needs serious
refactoring.

A more GUI front to the code would be a very appealing idea although I
am much more of a Tk masochist myself.

I will have to look at it before I get too deep into the 2D CA.


(Michael Neumann) #5

You may have a look at CA/Game of Life (RAA), which includes a
very simple X interface for 2D arrays.

Regards,

Michael

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On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 10:56:52PM +0900, Peter Hickman wrote:

james@rubyxml.com wrote:

I recently picked up Wolfram’s new book, and started a small FOX app to run
the simple CA described in the notes to chapter 2. (Part of the plan was
to allow the user to paste in chunks of Mathematica CA code and have the
app interpret it, but that’s a bit more complex.) As it stands now, you
just enter the decimal number of the simple radius-1 CA.

It was really a good excuse to go play with FOX, so the code is nothing
brilliant, but if anybody is intersted, let me know. Needs serious
refactoring.

A more GUI front to the code would be a very appealing idea although I
am much more of a Tk masochist myself.


(Michael Neumann) #6

Peter Hickman wrote:

I recently picked up Wolfram’s new book, and started a small FOX app to run
the simple CA described in the notes to chapter 2. (Part of the plan was
to allow the user to paste in chunks of Mathematica CA code and have the
app interpret it, but that’s a bit more complex.) As it stands now, you
just enter the decimal number of the simple radius-1 CA.

It was really a good excuse to go play with FOX, so the code is nothing
brilliant, but if anybody is intersted, let me know. Needs serious
refactoring.

A more GUI front to the code would be a very appealing idea although I
am much more of a Tk masochist myself.

You may have a look at RAA entry CA/Game of Life, which includes a very simple
X interface for showing 2D arrays.

I will have to look at it before I get too deep into the 2D CA.

Regards,

Michael

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james@rubyxml.com wrote:


(James) #7

I recently picked up Wolfram’s new book, and started a small
FOX app to run
the simple CA described in the notes to chapter 2. (Part of
the plan was
to allow the user to paste in chunks of Mathematica CA code and have the
app interpret it, but that’s a bit more complex.) As it
stands now, you
just enter the decimal number of the simple radius-1 CA.

It was really a good excuse to go play with FOX, so the code is nothing
brilliant, but if anybody is intersted, let me know. Needs serious
refactoring.

A more GUI front to the code would be a very appealing idea although I
am much more of a Tk masochist myself.

I will have to look at it before I get too deep into the 2D CA.

I put the code into a tar file, available here:

http://www.jamesbritt.com/code/wolframca.tar

James

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james@rubyxml.com wrote: