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 A280374 Decimal representation of the x-axis, from the origin to the right edge, of the n-th stage of growth of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 260", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 4
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 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 Robert Price, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..126 Robert Price, Diagrams of 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 Wolfram Research, Wolfram Atlas of Simple Programs FORMULA Empirical g.f.: (1 + x + 5*x^2 + x^3 + 4*x^5 + 16*x^6 + 64*x^7 + 256*x^8 - 256*x^12) / ((1 - x)*(1 + x)*(1 + x^2)). - Colin Barker, Jan 02 2017 MATHEMATICA CAStep[rule_, a_] := Map[rule[[10 - #]] &, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}]; code = 260; 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)/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[i, 2 * i - 1]], 2], {i , 1, stages - 1}] CROSSREFS Cf. A280371, A280372, A280373. Sequence in context: A144221 A209575 A159570 * A259975 A028313 A173119 Adjacent sequences:  A280371 A280372 A280373 * A280375 A280376 A280377 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR Robert Price, Jan 01 2017 STATUS approved

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