Chapter 6: Starting from Randomness

Section 2: Four Classes of Behavior

Frequencies of [cellular automaton] classes

The pie charts below show results for 1D totalistic cellular automata with k colors and range r. Class 3 tends to become more common as the number of elements in the rule increases because as soon as any of these elements yield class 3 behavior, that behavior dominates the system.

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