Conway's Game of Life

Ro Nagey ro.nagey at
Tue Apr 8 22:46:01 EDT 2003

I have an 8th grader I mentored who just won the State Science Fair 
writing "Variations in Conway's Game of Life"- had to write it in 
QuickBasic. I want him to get up and running quickly in Revolution. 
Figured it would be easier to start with something he knows.

As to re-inventing the wheel: it's sometimes easier to teach from an 
existing project and improve it rather than doing it all from scratch. 
For example, if the 'gridwork' already exists in the Game of Life. I'd 
rather have students looking at variations or modifying the GUI rather 
than building from's quicker and the students are working 
on the parts that are the most visually rewarding.

Just my approach,

On Monday, April 7, 2003, at 12:49 AM, miscdas at wrote:

>> Ro Nagey wrote:
>>> Before I reinvent the wheel [actually, before I have my students
>>> reinvent it], has anyone written a version of Conway's Game of Life 
>>> in
>>> Revolution?
> =============
> What does it matter if someone has already "invented" it, if it is an 
> exercise for students??
> miscdas
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