Golly: An Open Source Application For Exploring Conway’s Game of Life

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Golly’s key features:

  • Supports bounded and unbounded universes, with cells of up to 256 states.
  • Supports multiple algorithms, including Bill Gosper‘s super fast hashlife algorithm.
  • Many different types of CA are included: John von Neumann‘s 29-state CA, Wolfram’s 1D rules, WireWorld, Generations, Langton’s Loops, Paterson’s Worms, etc.
  • The RuleTable and RuleTree algorithms let you plug in new rules.
  • Responsive even while generating or garbage collecting.
  • Reads RLE, macrocell, Life 1.05/1.06, dblife, and MCell files.
  • Can also read common graphic formats: BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF.
  • Can extract patterns, rules and scripts from zip files.
  • Can download patterns, rules and scripts from online archives.
  • Includes a state-of-the-art pattern collection.
  • Can paste in patterns from the clipboard.
  • Unlimited undo/redo.
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Auto fit option keeps patterns sized to the window.
  • Full screen option (no menu/status/tool/scroll bars).
  • Supports multiple layers, including cloned layers.
  • HTML-based help with an integrated Life Lexicon.
  • Scriptable via Perl or Python.
  • Runs on Windows (2000+), Mac OS X (10.4+) and Linux (with GTK+ 2.x).

 

 

 

Cellular Automata On-Line And StandAlone Application (Win)

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Mirek’s Java Cellebration (MJCell) is a Java applet that allows playing 300+ Cellular Automata rules and 1400+ patterns. It can play rules from 13 CA rules families: GenerationsLifeVoteWeighted LifeRule tablesCyclic CA1D totalistic1D binaryNeumann binaryGeneral binaryMargolus neighborhoodLarger than Life, and some of the User DLLs. It allows also to experiment with own rules. The applet is a simplified version of MCell. It does not offer extended features of MCell, but has one advantage over it: its usage is not restricted to MS WindowsFull source code of the applet is available here. You can also download the full off-line version equipped with a rich library of patterns. You should also download this version if you plan to put the MJCell applet on your own Web page.

 

A Turing Machine: Complete Project Page

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