An overview of the 600 newly minted Archetypes and their various features.

Archetype #580

The Procedure

The Archetype project recently dropped on is built on the concept of rectangle partitioning, which is the act of splitting a rectangle into smaller rectangles. A sample of partitions of a 5x3 rectangle can be seen below.

The intrinsic patterns of Cellular Automaton rules are usually visualized using a grid of black and white squares. Here is a different way to realize the structure within these rules.

Instead of squares, our cells are lines in 4 different orientations; horizontal, vertical, diagonally descending and diagonally ascending. To each of these 4 orientations, we assign one CA rule.

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