Causal Network Generated by a Mobile Automaton

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This Demonstration shows the evolution of a mobile automaton as a causal network. Connections are the causal relationships between updating events, which are nodes of the network.

Contributed by: Abigail Nussey (March 2011)
Based on a program by: Oyvind Tafjord
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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For details on how you get from the regular array representation of a mobile automaton evolution to the network evolution, see Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, pp. 486–489, Time and Causal Networks (NKS|Online).



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