Informational Fracture Points in Cellular Automata

Kovas Boguta

Wolfram Research

Cellular automata (CA) are incredibly diverse, but how information flows through them is understood for only a handful of special cases. We develop a family of experiments for visualizing and data mining patterns of information flow in CA. A large but exhaustively enumerable class of CA is studied for overall properties; specific behavior of interest to biology and nanotechnology is presented. Finally, we reexamine our techniques as the analog of micro-array analysis for abstract computational systems.

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Created by Mathematica  (May 11, 2006)