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A287197 Decimal representation of the diagonal from the corner to the origin of the n-th stage of growth of the two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 259", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 4
1, 3, 1, 12, 1, 60, 1, 252, 1, 1020, 1, 4092, 1, 16380, 1, 65532, 1, 262140, 1, 1048572, 1, 4194300, 1, 16777212, 1, 67108860, 1, 268435452, 1, 1073741820, 1, 4294967292, 1, 17179869180, 1, 68719476732, 1, 274877906940, 1, 1099511627772, 1, 4398046511100, 1 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

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

Appears to differ from A277799 only at a(1). - R. J. Mathar, May 25 2017

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

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 = 259; 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[i, 2 * i - 1]], 10], {i, 1, stages - 1}]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A287194, A287196, A287199.

Sequence in context: A002589 A048522 A232460 * A118020 A178619 A124572

Adjacent sequences:  A287194 A287195 A287196 * A287198 A287199 A287200

KEYWORD

nonn,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, May 21 2017

STATUS

approved

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