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 A271286 Number of active (ON,black) cells at stage 2^n-1 of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 337", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 1
 1, 4, 40, 200, 872, 3624, 14760, 59560, 239272, 959144, 3840680, 15370920, 61500072, 246033064, 984197800, 3936922280 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,2 COMMENTS Initialized with a single black (ON) cell at stage zero. It is conjectured that Rule 505 also produces this sequence.  It would be nice to have a proof. REFERENCES S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 170. LINKS 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 FORMULA Conjectures from Colin Barker, May 04 2016: (Start) a(n) = (11*4^n)/3-8/3-2^(2+n) for n>0. a(n) = 7*a(n-1)-14*a(n-2)+8*a(n-3) for n>3. G.f.: (1-3*x+26*x^2-32*x^3) / ((1-x)*(1-2*x)*(1-4*x)). (End) MATHEMATICA CAStep[rule_, a_]:=Map[rule[[10-#]]&, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}]; code=337; 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 *) Part[on, 2^Range[0, Log[2, stages]]] (* Extract relevant terms *) CROSSREFS Cf. A271285. Sequence in context: A215717 A270099 A271274 * A174644 A273310 A229088 Adjacent sequences:  A271283 A271284 A271285 * A271287 A271288 A271289 KEYWORD nonn,more AUTHOR Robert Price, Apr 03 2016 EXTENSIONS a(8)-a(15) from Lars Blomberg, Jun 15 2016 STATUS approved

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