The project is an Open Source implementation of a cellular automata written in Java.
In the Java version, each cell is represented by a two dimensional array.
The current or last update date is displayed.
Langton's Ant can run on all Java-enabled machines and operating systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS).
Langton's Ant is released under the GNU GPL v2.0 licence.
Langton's Ant is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Langton's Ant is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
The copyright and license notices above must be included in any distributions.
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More information on Langton's Ant is available at
The latest version of Langton's Ant is available on Github at
02-11-2018 - Version 1.4.0:
- Fixed some bugs in the analysis.
- Code cleanup.
- Now it is possible to analyze the state of the animation just by pressing the space bar.
- Added a button in the menu that allows to analyze the state of the animation.
- Version 1.4.0 of Langton's Ant is now available in JAR format.
15-07-2017 - Version 1.3.0:
- Improved the display of the time.
- Fixed the crash that could occur when using version 1.3.0 of Langton's Ant.
- Code cleanup.
17-03-2017 - Version 1.2.0:
- Improved the initialization of the variables used in the engine.
- Several bugs in the core engine are fixed.
- Added a setting to specify the size of the window that will be used in the simulations.
- Now there is an option to specify the number of generations to analyze.
- Updated the copyright and license.
23-12-2016 - Version 1.1.0:
- Major code refactoring.
- The previous version was a beta version that had a few bugs.
- Fixed the bug in the initialization of the variables that was preventing some patterns to appear.
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PC System Requirements:
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