life - play Conway's Game of Life
life [-width integer] [-height integer] [-extra integer]
[-wrap] [-infile string] [-steps integer] [-inv]
[-mag integer] [-term string]
Simulate Conway's Game of Life with an arbitrary set of
initial conditions. Input files need to be in the PBM
Width of the plot in pixels.
Height of the plot in pixels.
Number of extra border pixels.
-wrap Wrap around world?
Initial configuration file
Number of time steps to simulate.
-inv Invert all colors?
How to plot points.
You will need to use the -extra option in conjuction with
the -wrap option if you wish to simulate moving objects
that tend to fly off in one direction. Periodic patterns
may need the -extra option to give them a little bit of
extra room to work in.
No sanity checks are performed to make sure that any of
the options make sense.
The data files for the initial states supplied with this
program were lifted and converted from the excellent and
free program xlife.
Copyright (c) 1997, Gary William Flake.
Permission granted for any use according to the standard
GNU ``copyleft'' agreement provided that the author's com-
ments are neither modified nor removed. No warranty is
given or implied.