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multitype cellular automata

by jonadab (Parson)
on Sep 19, 2003 at 17:54 UTC ( #292731=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: functional cellular automata
in thread functional cellular automata

I haven't seen many multi-type CAs in the past

Those are the only ones that really interest me; the single-type ones usually don't have the same sorts of complex interactions.

If you want to see the interactions change, play with the numbers in the arrays in the values of %t (where it is defined at the beginning of the script). These numbers effect how each type grows or reproduces, how long-lived each cell can be, and how easily they die from isolation or crowding. Not necessarily in that order, of course. The numbers in the version I posted give a fairly interesting scenerio, but I'm sure there are other possible sets of interaction to uncover. For example, maybe the symbiotic + and x types are too robust, and perhaps the fast-growth type is too wimpy. Perhaps if their numbers were tweaked a bit, you could get a more stable environment where they can all co-exist for a longer period of time...

$;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$ ;->();print$/

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