LifeLab is a game for for exploring John Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata
Version: 4.4LifeLab is a game for exploring John Conway's Game of Life and other cellular automata. CAs were first studied in the mid-1950s by Stanislaw Ulam and John von Neumann.
License: Free To Try $20.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
The subject became much more widely known in 1970 when Life was described by Martin Gardner in his Scientific American column.
Life is played on an arbitrary-sized grid of square cells. Each cell has two states: "dead" or "alive".
Here are some key features of "LifeLab":
· Change the rules and examine other forms of Life.
· 1D rules are also supported (using Wolfram's numbering scheme).
· Change the grid topology: plane, torus, Klein bottle, etc.
· View/edit/generate patterns at all power-of-two scales from 8 pixels per cell to 64 cells per pixel.
· Automatic shifting and grid expansion if a pattern gets too big.
· Automatic deletion of isolated gliders.
· Automatic detection of oscillators and spaceships.
· Search for new oscillators, spaceships, still lifes or methuselahs.
· Cut/copy/paste patterns via the clipboard.
· Read patterns in a variety of file formats.