ant



XScreenSaver(1)                                                XScreenSaver(1)




NAME

       ant - cellular automaton.


SYNOPSIS

       ant   [-display   host:display.screen]   [-visual   visual]   [-window]
       [-install] [-noinstall] [-root]  [-eyes]  [-no-eyes]  [-truchet]  [-no-
       truchet]  [-sharpturn] [-no-sharpturn] [-delay number] [-cycles number]
       [-count number] [-size number] [-neighbors 3] [-neighbors  4]  [-neigh-
       bors 6] [-neighbors 9] [-neighbors 12] [-ncolors number]


DESCRIPTION

       A  cellular  automaton that is really a two-dimensional Turing machine:
       as the heads ("ants") walk along the screen, they change  pixel  values
       in  their  path. Then, as they pass over changed pixels, their behavior
       is influenced.


OPTIONS

       -visual visual
               Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the  name  of  a
               visual  class,  or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
               visual.

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -sharpturns | -no-sharpturns
               Whether to do sharp turns.

       -truchet | -no-truchet
               Whether to use truchet lines.

       -eyes | -no-eyes
               Whether to draw eyes on the ants.

       -delay number
               Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 1000  (0.0001  sec-
               onds.).

       -cycles number
               How long to wait until resetting.  0 - 800000.  Default: 40000.

       -count number
               Ants Count.  -20 - 20.   Default: -3.

       -size number
               Ant Size.  -18 - 18.  Default: -12.

       -neighbors N
               How many neighbors each cell has.  Legal values are 3, 4, 6, 9,
               and 12.

       -ncolors number
               Number of colors.  Default: 64.


ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT
               to  get  the  name of a resource file that overrides the global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


SEE ALSO

       X(1), xscreensaver(1)


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2002 by David Bagley.  Permission  to  use,  copy,  modify,
       distribute,  and  sell this software and its documentation for any pur-
       pose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the  above  copyright
       notice  appear  in  all  copies and that both that copyright notice and
       this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.   No  repre-
       sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
       pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.


AUTHOR

       David Bagley.



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