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# Game of Life

The Game of Life is a cellular automaton that models a population of living organisms living on a two-dimensional plane subdivided into squares. One cell may live in each square. John Horton Conway set down the rules of the game in Scientific American:

1. 2. But if it has more than three live neighbors, it also dies.

3. Having two or three neighbors, a cell lives on to the next generation.

4. If an empty square has exactly three neighbors, a new cell is born there.

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Conway's Game of Life

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