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A279118 Binary representation of the x-axis, from the left edge to the origin, (and also from the origin to the right edge) of the n-th stage of growth of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 209", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 4
1, 0, 111, 0, 11111, 0, 1111111, 0, 111111111, 0, 11111111111, 0, 1111111111111, 0, 111111111111111, 0, 11111111111111111, 0, 1111111111111111111, 0, 111111111111111111111, 0, 11111111111111111111111, 0, 1111111111111111111111111, 0 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET
0,3
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
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
FORMULA
Conjectures from Chai Wah Wu, Aug 02 2021: (Start)
a(n) = 101*a(n-2) - 100*a(n-4) for n > 3.
G.f.: (10*x^2 + 1)/(100*x^4 - 101*x^2 + 1). (End)
MATHEMATICA
CAStep[rule_, a_] := Map[rule[[10 - #]] &, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}];
code = 209; 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}];
Table[FromDigits[Part[ca[[i]] [[i]], Range[1, i]], 10], {i, 1, stages - 1}]
CROSSREFS
Cf. A279872.
Sequence in context: A279720 A282265 A282295 * A282411 A282674 A282678
KEYWORD
nonn,easy
AUTHOR
Robert Price, Dec 21 2016
STATUS
approved

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