Ready is a program for exploring continuous and discrete cellular automata, including reaction-diffusion systems, on grids and arbitrary meshes. OpenCL is used as the computation engine, to take advantage of the many-core architectures on graphics cards and modern CPUs. OpenCL also allows rules to be written in a text format and compiled on the fly. Ready supports a compact XML-based file format so that images and rules can be shared easily.
Ready supports 1D, 2D and 3D data, as well as polygonal and polyhedral meshes.
Download Ready 0.11 here:
Linux: build instructions in BUILD.txt (please ask if you want binaries)
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* New Scientist, August 2012: "First gliders navigate ever-changing Penrose universe"
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Please cite Ready as:
Tim Hutton, Robert Munafo, Andrew Trevorrow, Tom Rokicki, Dan Wills.
"Ready, a cross-platform implementation of various reaction-diffusion systems."
* The Christev Creative, April 2015: "Negative Worms in Reaction Diffusion"
* Tim's blog, December 2012: "Ready 0.5"
* GPU Science, September 2012: "Reaction-Diffusion by the Gray-Scott Model with OpenCL"
* Complex Projective 4-Space, August 2012: "Are you Ready?"
* Mikael Hvidtfeldt Christensen, August 2012: "Reaction-Diffusion Systems"
* Hacker News, July 2012: "First glider discovered in a cellular automata on an aperiodic tiling"
* Aperiodical.com, July 2012: "Ready: reaction-diffusion simulator" 
* Tim's blog, September 2010: "reaction-diffusion"
* TexRD (closed source)
* Visions of Chaos (closed source)
Wanted rules: (help needed)
* L.Decker 2003, derived from Maginu's (from TexRD)
* L.Decker 2002, derived from Ginzburg-Landau (from TexRD)
* L.Decker 1998, derived from Brusselator (from TexRD)
Full playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL35FD96A5F8236109