The value used in these experiments is shown
in Table 6.8. The effect of this value was that
grid positions on the extreme left of the grid received 26 energy
tokens at each pass through the main Cosmos control loop, those on the
extreme right received 34, and
those in between received intermediate numbers according to their
position. Positions on the extreme right of the grid therefore
received about 30% more energy than those on the extreme left. The
mean number of energy tokens per grid position was 30, as in the
It was hoped that a non-uniform environment such as this might lead to
speciation, with different species specialising in living in areas
with different availabilities of energy.
Non-default Parameter Value for
Small Energy Gradient Experiments.