Chapter 3: The World of Simple Programs

Section 3: Mobile Automata

Distribution of behavior [in mobile automata]

The pictures below show the distributions of transient and of period lengths for the 65,318 mobile automata of the type described here that yield ultimately repetitive behavior. Rule (f) has a period equal to the maximum of 16.

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From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]