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The Game of Life

Conway's Game of Life is something which many programmers have a go at as an interesting exercise. This is a C version which I wrote once to go along with a talk on the subject. These two files are both needed:

The graphics routines come in several versions. Pick one or write your own:

Here are a few data files containing life patterns (look for the xlife program on the Web to find a vast database of further patterns).


Dr. Ian Holyer, ian@cs.bris.ac.uk. Last modified on Friday 6 February 1998 at 09:14. © 1998 University of Bristol