Talk:Conway's Game of Life

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This article could actually use a rewrite since right now it is more or less just the Wikipedia article. I'll think about re-working some of the sections to make the examples and whatnot more relevant given the larger collection of Life pages available here. Nathaniel 03:43, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed. The beginning is probably still fine since wiki's introduction is okay, but you should probably go a bit more in-depth further on. (meanwhile, I'll contribute some more in the evening, and I've got a Game Theory midterm to study for till then) Elithrion 14:08, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

A note on the Variations on Life section: I have found that rules for life-like cellular automata are more commonly written in the form "Bxx/Syy", 'xx' and 'yy' being a list of numbers whose values range form one to eight. Those numbers represented by 'xx' would be the number of live cells around a dead cell necessary to cause a birth, while those numbers represented by 'yy' would be the number of live cells surrounding a live cell that would cause that cell to survive; so the rule for Life would be "B3/S23". Currently the section is written such that the rule is formatted "yy/xx", with survival first and birth second, and with no label to easily identify the meaning of each set of numbers. I have found that the format which I described earlier is far easier to read and avoids the ambiguity of the current format. I therefore suggest that it be changed.

Sokwe 22:23, 19 April 2009 (UTC)