Cellular Automata Entropy
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The entropy of a list is defined by , summing over the elements of . and are the probabilities of black and white cells, respectively. The initial condition is a finite list of random bits.[more]
The entropy can be used to study the amount of information in the evolution of a cellular automaton; it is lower in ordered systems and higher in chaotic (disordered) systems.[less]
Contributed by: Daniel de Souza Carvalho (March 2011)
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"Cellular Automata Entropy"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011