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A272217 Number of active (ON,black) cells in n-th stage of growth of two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 438", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 4
1, 5, 8, 20, 32, 40, 36, 100, 113, 112, 140, 192, 224, 244, 256, 352, 380, 440, 472, 528, 540, 552, 588, 700, 716, 876, 912, 1116, 1048, 1052, 1076, 1448, 1433, 1560, 1500, 1853, 1836, 1924, 1808, 2132, 2184, 2396, 2224, 2504, 2756, 2692, 2733, 3232, 2881 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

Initialized with a single black (ON) cell at stage zero.

REFERENCES

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 170.

LINKS

Robert Price, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..128

Robert Price, Diagrams of the first 20 stages

N. J. A. Sloane, On the Number of ON Cells in Cellular Automata, arXiv:1503.01168 [math.CO], 2015

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Elementary Cellular Automaton

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science

Index entries for sequences related to cellular automata

Index to 2D 5-Neighbor Cellular Automata

Index to Elementary Cellular Automata

MATHEMATICA

CAStep[rule_, a_]:=Map[rule[[10-#]]&, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}];

code=438; stages=128;

rule=IntegerDigits[code, 2, 10];

g=2*stages+1; (* Maximum size of grid *)

a=PadLeft[{{1}}, {g, g}, 0, Floor[{g, g}/2]]; (* Initial ON cell on grid *)

ca=a;

ca=Table[ca=CAStep[rule, ca], {n, 1, stages+1}];

PrependTo[ca, a];

(* Trim full grid to reflect growth by one cell at each stage *)

k=(Length[ca[[1]]]+1)/2;

ca=Table[Table[Part[ca[[n]][[j]], Range[k+1-n, k-1+n]], {j, k+1-n, k-1+n}], {n, 1, k}];

Map[Function[Apply[Plus, Flatten[#1]]], ca] (* Count ON cells at each stage *)

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A270022 A271195 A270630 * A084568 A198635 A178675

Adjacent sequences:  A272214 A272215 A272216 * A272218 A272219 A272220

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, Apr 22 2016

STATUS

approved

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