An elementary monodimensional binary cellular automaton -86- with 1 white starting point -bottom middle- [*Un automate cellulaire binaire monodimensionnel élémentaire -86- avec 1 point de départ blanc -en bas et au milieu-*].

An elementary monodimensional binary automaton is a monodimensional set of cells.
At time 't', each cell (with coordinate 'x') has a value 'CELL(x,t)' that equals either 0 (**B**lack) or 1 (**W**hite)
and has two neighbours (one at its left 'CELL(x-1,t)' and one at its right 'CELL(x+1,t)').
The points outside the picture (at left and at right) are assumed to be **W**hite.
The time evolution of this set of cells is defined by means of rules.

This picture was computed using the following set of rules (**B**=**B**lack, **W**=**W**hite):
BBB = W
BBW = B
BWB = W
BWW = B
WBB = W
WBW = B
WWB = B
WWW = W

with, for example, "BWW = B" meaning:
**if** ((CELL(x-1,t)==**B**lack)&&(CELL(x,t)==**W**hite)&&(CELL(x+1,t)==**W**hite)) **then** CELL(x,t+1)=**B**lack

This cellular automaton is called **86**. As a matter of fact,
when concatenating the right-hand sides of the preceding rules one obtains:
-------- --------
WBWBWBBW = 10101001 = 01010110

and the binary number 01010110 equals the decimal number 86 (for 86=64+16+4+2).
It can be displayed as the following cubes:
WWB=B---------------WWW=W B-------------------W
/. /| /. /|
/ . / | / . / |
/ . / | / . / |
/ . / | / . / |
/ . / | / . / |
WBB=W---------------WBW=B | W-------------------B |
| . | | | . | |
| . | | | . | |
| . | | | . | |
| BWB=W...........|...BWW=B | W.............|.....B
| . | / | . | /
| . | / | . | /
^ | . | / | . | /
Y | Z | . | / | . | /
| / |. |/ |. |/
|/ BBB=W---------------BBW=B W-------------------B
O---->
X

the 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' axes being respectively the 'Right', 'Left' and 'Current' axes.

By the way there are 256 different such elementary monodimensional binary cellular automata
(see and ).

The vertical axis is the time axis
and the initial conditions are displayed on the bottom line.

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