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A273563 First differences of number of active (ON,black) cells in n-th stage of growth of two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 790", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 1
4, 4, 16, 4, 24, -4, 64, 4, 40, -20, 112, -12, 56, -68, 256, 4, 72, -52, 208, -44, 88, -164, 480, -28, 104, -148, 368, -140, 120, -388, 1024, 4, 136, -116, 400, -108, 152, -356, 928, -92, 168, -340, 688, -332, 184, -836, 1984, -60, 200, -308, 720, -300, 216 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,1

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..127

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=790; 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}];

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

Table[on[[i+1]]-on[[i]], {i, 1, Length[on]-1}] (* Difference at each stage *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A273561.

Sequence in context: A102376 A217954 A273749 * A278254 A091278 A127473

Adjacent sequences:  A273560 A273561 A273562 * A273564 A273565 A273566

KEYWORD

sign,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, May 25 2016

STATUS

approved

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