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Artificial Life

Winter 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1, Pages 21-32
(doi: 10.1162/artl_a_00015)
© 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Identifying Patterns from One-Rule-Firing Cellular Automata
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Abstract

A new firing scheme for cellular automata in which only one rule is fired at a time produces myriad patterns. In addition to geometric patterns, natural patterns such as flowers and snow crystals were also generated. This study proposes an efficient method identifying the patterns using a minimal number of digits. Complexity of the generated patterns is discussed in terms of the shapes and colors of the patterns.