Wolfgang Banzhaf, Peter Dittrich and Burkahrd Eller

University of Dortmund, Dempt. of Computer Science, Chair of Systemsanalysis (LS XI)

Topological Interactions in a Binary String System

Physica D, 125: 85 - 104, 1999


We consider an artificial reaction system whose components are binary strings. Upon encounter, two binary strings produce a third string which competes for storage space with the originators. String types or species can only survive when produced in sufficient numbers. Spatial interactions through introduction of a topology and rules for distance-dependent reactions are discussed. We observe three different kinds of survival strategies of binary strings: cooperation of strings, exploitation of niches and parasitic behavior.
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