# CAPOW

## Access

** Software**

current version: 4.0 (Dec.~12, 1996)

public distribution: yes

what is available: executable

and where: http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/capow/capow4a.zip

mirror sites: ---

** Author/Maintainer**

name: Rudy Rucker

WWW home page: http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/faculty/rucker/

email: mailto:rucker@mathcs.sjsu.edu

** General information about the software**

WWW information: http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/capow/

Literature: the distribution includes two HLP files

## Hardware and software requirements

** Environment 1**

simulation runs on: Windows 95

** Environment 2**

simulation runs on: Windows NT

## Standard CA

** Lattice**

lattice structure: one- and two-dim.~Euclidean grids

lattice size: not known

boundary conditions: fixed, toroidal

** Neighborhoods**

limitations: none (Moore neighborhoods of arbitrary radius)

notation: not known

grouping constructs: no

** Set of states**

max size: no limit

structure: yes

how: registers

data types: ints, floats

** Local rule**

limitations: no

## Extensions

** Local rule**

probabilistic rules: not known

block rules: no

moving objects: no

** Global rule**

asynchronous CA: no

** Temporal inhomogeneity: ** no

** Spatial inhomogeneity: ** yes

how: the leftmost cell may be defined to generate certain sequences of states ignoring the neighborhood

** Hierarchical aspects: ** no

## BibTeX entries

None.

## Further remarks

From http://www.mathcs.sjsu.edu/capow/readme.htm: ``CAPOW is a program for evolving one-di\-men\-sional cellular automata (Cas) using continuous as well as discrete states. The continuous CAs model the linear wave equation, the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam nonlinear wave equations, the damped driven oscillator, and the wave oscillator. There is also a two-dimensional wave equation in this version. CAPOW is being developed by Rudy Rucker and students at San Jose State University under a contract from the Electric Power Research Institute.''

This page has been automatically generated on Sat May 3 14:14:56 1997
Please send questions, remarks, updates to Thomas Worsch <worsch@ira.uka.de>