Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature

Section 6: The Phenomenon of Continuity

[Circularity in] code 746

Much as in the aggregation model on the previous note, the pictures below show that there is a slight deviation from perfect circular growth, with an anisotropy that appears to remain roughly fixed at perhaps 4% above a few thousand steps (corresponding to patterns with a few million cells).

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