of Life is a cellular automaton and is run
by placing a number of filled cells (alive cells)
on a two-dimensional grid. Each generation then
switches cells 'on' or 'off'
depending on the state of the cells that surround
it. The rules are simple and defined as follows:
all eight of the cells surrounding the current
one are checked to see if they are 'on'
or not. Any cells that are 'on' are counted,
and this count is then used to determine what will
happen to the current cell. 1.Death: if the count is less than
2 or greater than 3, the current cell is switched
'off' (death by loneliness or overpopulation). 2.Survival: if (a) the count is
exactly 2, or (b) the count is exactly 3 and the
current cell is 'on', the current cell
is left unchanged. 3.Birth: if the current cell is
'off' and the count is exactly 3, the
current cell is switched 'on'.
to reproduce one of the drawings below on
the grid and click 'start button'...Interesting
cellular automaton... Feel free to modify
it or improve it! We would appreciate to
receive any comments or suggestions concerning
this script. Have fun!