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glider_gun

glider gun

English

A Gosper glider gun firing gliders.

Noun

glider gun (plural glider guns)

  1. (mathematics) In the Game of Life cellular automaton, any pattern that "fires" out gliders.
    • 1998, M. Delorme, Jacques Mazoyer, Cellular automata: a parallel model (page 64)
      Alas this transformation by itself increases traversal length of the circuit because these new glider guns are much larger.