Chapter 4: Systems Based on Numbers

Section 8: Continuous Cellular Automata

Probabilistic cellular automata

As an alternative to having continuous values at each cell, one can consider ordinary cellular automata with discrete values, but introduce probabilities for, say, two different rules to be applied at each cell. Examples of probabilistic cellular automata are shown on page 591; their behavior is typically quite similar to continuous cellular automata.

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]