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## WHAT IS IT?
The model replicates the Conway's Game of Life, a landmark contribute to the field of Applied Mathematics. In particular, its presets allow to replicate famous initial shapes of the model dynamics.
## HOW IT WORKS
Each cell (i.e., "patch" in the NetLogo Language) can be either alive (black) or dead (white). The colours are inverted if "night-mode" is on. The dynamics of the cells are described by the following three rules:
## HOW TO USE IT
The initial setting of the world is "wrapped horizontally", which avoids the problems induced by the torus initial setting. The model comes with different initial patterns available at the Pattern chooser, which collects some of the most famous shapes and incorporates also a random starting condition. The night-mode shifts the color scheme of the interface. The zoom slider varies the size of the patches and adapts the size of the model, in order to better appreciate its dynamics. While holding draw-cells it is possible to add now cells to the simulation or to delete them by either clicking on empty spots or on alive cells. In the end, the graph shows for each tick how many cells are alive.
## THINGS TO NOTICE
The main thing to notice is how dependent is the structure from the initial conditions: try to change some of the initial coordinates and see what happens. It is possible to do the same by emptying the interface through the relative command or by selecting the "Empty" Pattern and then add the cell with draw-cells held down.
## EXTENDING THE MODEL
The model can fit as many new shapes as it is possible to imagine, since the Go procedure is independent of the SETUP setting. A natural expansion of the model can come with the inclusion of other starting shapes.
## RELATED MODELS
The NetLogo Library already includes a Game of Life simulation, but just for a random initial shape.
## CREDITS AND REFERENCES
The model have been adapted from LifeWiki: https://conwaylife.com/wiki/Main_Page.
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