User:Ilya/Notes/Digital evolution

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  • Core War: self-replication
  • Tierra: mutation -> evolution
Ancestor program (80 lines of code) was optimized to 65 lines of code and then a 45 line parasite appeared that used other programs' copy loop
  • Avida: research platform
    • Adaptation: energy/resources in form of CPU cycles
    • Performing math operations correctly provides resources
    • Fitness function: how well can the organism replicate
  • breve is a free, open-source software package which makes it easy to build 3D simulations of multi-agent systems and artificial life