CMPS272, Winter 2007, Section 01: PattersonsWorms

Created by John Conway and Mike Paterson

Patterson's Worms are a Cellular Automata which models the path of worms through soil. The original state of the CA is a triangular grid with an amount of food on every line between points on the grid. The worms follow the path with the most food adjacent to their current position and consume food as the travel. The worms continue to travel until there is no food adjacent to them at which point they die. This CA is a close model of fossil records left behind by worms.

-- JohnMurphy? - 09 Jan 2007