The original game of life was invented by mathematician John Conway. The idea is to initialize the screen with a pattern of bacteria with the mouse or by pressing the "R" button to fill the screen with a random pattern of bacteria. Toggle pause off to bring life to the colony. The population increases and decreases according to fixed rules which affect the birth and death of individual bacterium. A rectangular grid (2-dimensional matrix) will be shown on the screen. Each cell in the grid can contain a bacterium or be empty. Each cell has 8 neighbors. The existence of cells from one generation to the next is determined by the following rules:
Last revised January 19, 1998.
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