Emulation of a Multicolor Turing Machine by a Two-Color Turing Machine

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This Demonstration shows how a two-color Turing machine can be used to emulate a Turing machine of multiple colors. The two-color evolution and rule icon are on the right, and the equivalent multiple-color evolution and rule icon are on the left.

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For more details about this emulation, please see Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science, pp. 669-671.

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


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