Representing Elementary Cellular Automaton Rules

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Each cellular automaton rule can be represented as a decimal number obtained by reading its rule icon in base 2. This Demonstration shows this derivation for the elementary cellular automata, as well as the evolution of each automaton from a single black cell.

Contributed by: Daniel de Souza Carvalho (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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Inspired by H. Zenil, "Basic Notions of NKS: Intrinsic Randomness, Exhaustive Searches I," Presentation at NKS Summer School, 2007.



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