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Inflation is the process of replacing each cell in a pattern, live or dead, with a larger m×n rectangle of cells in the same state.

Inflation of a 4×4 soup to 8×8.

Inflation can be thought of as taking the Kronecker product of, in order, a given pattern and an m×n matrix of ones.


apgsearch 4.x (apgluxe) supports inflation of soups of arbitrary symmetry by a factor of 2n×2n by prefixing the i operator to the desired symmetry n times.

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