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'bitlife' implements Conway's Game of Life using boolean logic operations (and, or, not, xor). It does so by blits, thus running a Life game in every bitplane in parallel. Two implementations are available: a proof-of-concept one in Python and a useful one in C.


User manpage included


Download version 0.92 (beta)
released on 12 February 2003


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey12 February 2003

Leaders and contributors

Beni Cherniavsky Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Python 2.2 with Numeric and Pygame Extensions (Python version)
Required to use xscreensaver (for C version)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 July 2004.


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