Jacciata

An automaton in the genre of esolang by Chris Pressey, Cat's Eye Technologies, Apr 11, 2009

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Jaccia and Jacciata are cellular automata inspired by the Announcement of Scientific Proof that Slime Molds are Intelligent Maze Solvers. Jaccia can solve mazes too, by a similar mechanism (shrinking). Jacciata builds upon this to find the shortest path through a maze, if one exists and is unique.

Sample Configuration

#######S###
#:::::::::#
#:###:###:#
#:#:#:::#:#
#:#:#:#:###
#:::#:#:#:#
#####:#:#:#
#:#:::#:::#
#:#:###:###
#:::#:::::#
#########F#

Output:

#######S###
#    :::  #
# ###:### #
# # #:::# #
# # # #:###
#   # #:# #
##### #:# #
# #   #:  #
# # ###:###
#   #  :::#
#########F#

Computational Class

known not Turing-complete

Variant of

Jaccia

Paradigms

Defined by

jacciata.alp in the Jaccia and Jacciata distribution

Implementations