PROGRAMS FROM THE NOTES

This page gives access to the programs in the Notes at the end of A New 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 Experiment

Chapter 3: The World of Simple Programs

Chapter 4: Systems Based on Numbers

Chapter 5: Two Dimensions and Beyond

Chapter 6: Starting from Randomness

Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature

Chapter 8: Implications for Everyday Systems

Chapter 9: Fundamental Physics

Chapter 10: Processes of Perception and Analysis

Chapter 11: The Notion of Computation

Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence


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Programs are licensed software subject to the terms and conditions set forth on the copyright page of A New Kind of Science.