PROGRAMS FROM THE NOTES
This page gives access to the programs in the Notes at the end of A
Kind of Science. Included are both verbatim code from the book
and complete runnable functions with examples.
Run the programs to reproduce Wolfram's results from A New Kind
of Science—or to do your own experiments.
Study the programs to get insight into the concepts and methodology
of A New Kind of Science—or to understand more about the
powerful symbolic programming paradigm made possible by Mathematica.
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Chapter 2: The Crucial
The World of Simple Programs
Systems Based on Numbers
Two Dimensions and Beyond
Starting from Randomness
Mechanisms in Programs and Nature
Implications for Everyday Systems
Processes of Perception and Analysis
The Notion of Computation
The Principle of Computational Equivalence
Chapters (.zip file)
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Programs require Mathematica 4.0 or later. Most major universities
are available for full-time students. Mathematica is available
worldwide from Wolfram
Research and its distributors.
Programs are licensed software subject
to the terms and conditions set forth on the copyright page of A
New Kind of Science.