Simulation Research on the Complexity of Life Game

  •  Jiacheng Huang    


The relationship between complexity and various factors is explored through the simulation of the three neighbor ways of the game of life. It mainly discusses the state evolution process of cell populations under various evolutionary laws, various environmental scales and various initial states. Based on the discovery of a novel, long-lived and simple cell with an initial state, the periodic and stable cell morphology in Game of Life is introduced, thus reflecting the related complexity factors and changes. By simulating various environmental boundaries and comparing the steady-state graphs, it is concluded that a closed system will cause certain limitations in the final outcome. The limited environment will prevent the cell from expanding outward, but it can also create more periodic patterns. A limited environment is simultaneously an important factor in simplifying the system. In addition to the environment, the edge of chaos is also an important factor in the complexity of the system. An appropriate evolution rule can help the entire system find a balance in the chaos and present stable and interesting patterns. In addition, the correct neighbor method has a positive effect on the change of the cell. Finally, an infinite loop mode is set up to illustrate once again the wonder and complexity of Game of Life.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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