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Small Gradient

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 standard run. 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.

Table 6.8: Non-default Parameter Value for Small Energy Gradient Experiments.
Parameter Value
x_delta 0.2


Tim Taylor