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The objective of the game is pulling coloured lights out of the floor of a set. There's absolutely no skill involved, the game could essentially be simplified to pulling balls out of a hat. Americans are preoccupied with instant wealth. At least on "Jeopardy! I can't understand this current trend of returning to network prime time game shows. None of them are very creative, fun to watch or play along with. That's the whole fun of classics like "Jeopardy! Even TV shows from the 80s were more fun than this crap. They were fun and creative.
If there were games of chance at least there were many games to watch and not just one. What's the fun of watching someone pull coloured lights out of the floor and screaming hysterically when they've won money? We can't play along. If this is just summer filler I hope it's gone for good by the time September rolls around.
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The successor array is displayed. For the next iteration, the arrays swap roles so that the successor array in the last iteration becomes the current array in the next iteration. A variety of minor enhancements to this basic scheme are possible, and there are many ways to save unnecessary computation.
A cell that did not change at the last time step, and none of whose neighbours changed, is guaranteed not to change at the current time step as well. So, a program that keeps track of which areas are active can save time by not updating inactive zones. To avoid decisions and branches in the counting loop, the rules can be rearranged from an egocentric approach of the inner field regarding its neighbours to a scientific observer's viewpoint: If it is desired to save memory, the storage can be reduced to one array plus three line buffers.
One line buffer is used to calculate the successor state for a line, then the second line buffer is used to calculate the successor state for the next line. The first buffer is then written to its line and freed to hold the successor state for the third line.
If a toroidal array is used, a third buffer is needed so that the original state of the first line in the array can be saved until the last line is computed. In principle, the Life field is infinite, but computers have finite memory.
This leads to problems when the active area encroaches on the border of the array. Programmers have used several strategies to address these problems. The simplest strategy is simply to assume that every cell outside the array is dead. This is easy to program but leads to inaccurate results when the active area crosses the boundary. A more sophisticated trick is to consider the left and right edges of the field to be stitched together, and the top and bottom edges also, yielding a toroidal array. The result is that active areas that move across a field edge reappear at the opposite edge.
Inaccuracy can still result if the pattern grows too large, but there are no pathological edge effects. Techniques of dynamic storage allocation may also be used, creating ever-larger arrays to hold growing patterns. Alternatively, the programmer may abandon the notion of representing the Life field with a 2-dimensional array, and use a different data structure, such as a vector of coordinate pairs representing live cells. This approach allows the pattern to move about the field unhindered, as long as the population does not exceed the size of the live-coordinate array.
The drawback is that counting live neighbours becomes a hash-table lookup or search operation, slowing down simulation speed. With more sophisticated data structures this problem can also be largely solved.
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For exploring large patterns at great time depths, sophisticated algorithms such as Hashlife may be useful. There is also a method, applicable to other cellular automata too, for implementation of the Game of Life using arbitrary asynchronous updates whilst still exactly emulating the behaviour of the synchronous game.
Since Life ' s inception, new, similar cellular automata have been developed. A cell is B orn if it has exactly three neighbours, S urvives if it has two or three living neighbours, and dies otherwise. The first number, or list of numbers, is what is required for a dead cell to be born. The second set is the requirement for a live cell to survive to the next generation. Cellular automata on a two-dimensional grid that can be described in this way are known as Life -like cellular automata.
HighLife is best known for its frequently occurring replicators. Some variations on Life modify the geometry of the universe as well as the rule. The above variations can be thought of as 2-D square, because the world is two-dimensional and laid out in a square grid. A variant using non-periodic tile grids has also been made. Conway's rules may also be generalized such that instead of two states, live and dead , there are three or more. State transitions are then determined either by a weighting system or by a table specifying separate transition rules for each state; for example, Mirek's Cellebration ' s multi-coloured Rules Table and Weighted Life rule families each include sample rules equivalent to Conway's Life.
Patterns relating to fractals and fractal systems may also be observed in certain Life -like variations. Immigration is a variation that is very similar to Conway's Game of Life , except that there are two on states, often expressed as two different colours. Whenever a new cell is born, it takes on the on state that is the majority in the three cells that gave it birth.
This feature can be used to examine interactions between spaceships and other objects within the game. When a new cell is born from three different on neighbours, it takes on the fourth value, and otherwise, like Immigration , it takes the majority value. Computers have been used to follow Life configurations since it was first publicized.
When John Conway was first investigating how various starting configurations developed, he tracked them by hand using a Go board with its black and white stones. This was tedious and prone to errors. The results were published in the October issue of Scientific American , along with the statement: There are now thousands of Life programs online, so a full list will not be provided here. The following is a small selection of programs with some special claim to notability, such as popularity or unusual features.
Most of these programs incorporate a graphical user interface for pattern editing and simulation, the capability for simulating multiple rules including Life, and a large library of interesting patterns in Life and other CA rules. Google implemented an easter egg of Conway's Game of Life in Users who search for the term are shown an implementation of the game in the search results page.
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