autom: Generates and displays patterns from next nearest neighbors cellular automata

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This library is essentially a reimplementation of the pattern generation algorithm described in Wentlian Li's 1998 article COMPLEX PATTERNS GENERATED BY NEXT NEAREST NEIGHBORDS CELLULAR AUTONOMA (Choas and Fractals: A Computer Graphical Journey). This algorithm allows one to generate an amazing pattern (sometimes with fractal characteristics) by simply specifying a 32-bit integer. Please visit the project homepage for more information along with example images.

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Dependencies base (==4.6.*), bytestring (==0.10.*), colour (==2.3.*), ghc-prim, gloss (==1.7.*), JuicyPixels (==3.1.*), random (==1.0.*), vector (==0.10.*) [details]
License GPL-3.0-only
Author Christopher Howard
Category Graphics
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Uploaded by infrared at Sat Oct 22 04:42:10 UTC 2016
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  • Graphics
    • Graphics.Autom
      • Graphics.Autom.Display2D
      • Graphics.Autom.Example
      • Graphics.Autom.NextNearest
      • Graphics.Autom.Paint


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These build instructions work on Debian Jessie:

sudo apt-get install ghc cabal-install libghc-vector-dev libghc-gloss-dev libghc-random-dev libghc-juicypixels-dev libghc-colour-dev
cabal update
cabal install autom

I believe this should also work on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).