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Ant for DOS 1.1

An open source implementation of Langton's ant in Q-Basic. Supports older monitors; by Robin Upton.


An application for simulating complex systems; by André Homeyer. Requires Java.


A generic and extensible cellular automaton simulation engine written in Python.

Capow98 - Cellular Automata and Electric Power

A Windows application that can simulate and analyze various one-dimensional and two-dimensional cellular automata, part of the Cellular Automata and Electric Power project lead by Dr. Rudy Rucker.

Cellular Automata Generator

An interactive cellular automata generator with C++ source code available for downloading; by Kevin McDermott.

Cellular Automata Laboratory

An extendable DOS/Windows application for exploring cellular automata, accompanied by a thorough user guide; by Rudy Rucker and John Walker.

Cellular Automata Miscellanea

A repository with cellular automata related papers, lectures and software concentrating on Rule 110 by Harold V. McIntosh.

Discrete Dynamics Lab

Tools for researching discrete dynamical networks - from cellular automata to random boolean networks; by Andrew Wuensche.

Groovy Lava by NetPlay Software

Cellular Automata software that uses probability theory with Conway's game of life rules to produce new and beautiful animations using DirectX 8.0.

Hexagonal Life

A hexagonal version of John Conway's game of life, for Windows and Macintosh.


A Java demonstration of cellular automata on a hexagonal grid.

Introduction to Cellular automata

(game of life, brian's brain...) available in PDF, illustrated with a program (CAV) and an applet which show the capability of a conway CA to manage boolean functions as part of a Turing machine(LogiCell).

Jeffrey Ventrella's Artificial Life

A collection of Jeffrey Ventrella's AL programs, including a very original "Breeding gliders with CA" simulator. Papers on Artificial Life.

Lotus Artificial Life

Reversible Cellular Automata, neighbourhoods, billiard ball machines, Java applets. By Tim Tyler.

Mirek's Cellebration

1D and 2D Cellular Automata viewer, explorer and editor by Mirek Wojtowicz. Huge libraries of CA rules and patterns, gallery of CA rules, news, links. Free 32-bit Windows MCell software.

Mirek's Java Cellebration

General Cellular Automata Java applet running over 200 rules from 12 CA families, equipped with a big library of patterns. By Mirek Wojtowicz.

Moshe Sipper's Home Page

Fine theoretical and practical introduction to Cellular Automata, ALife, and Complex Adaptive Systems.

SDSR Loops

Structurally Dissolvable Self-Reproducing Loop and Evoloop, by Hiroki Sayama.

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