ConwayLife.com is a website devoted to Conway’s Game of Life and similar cellular automata. Most importantly, the website contains LifeWiki, an encyclopedia for Life-like cellular automata. With over 1,000 articles and 700 patterns, it is the largest collection of patterns and encyclopaedic information about Life-like cellular automata on the internet.
- The site itself was launched in December 2008, and LifeWiki was launched soon thereafter in January 2009.
- The site’s forums have become one of the primary resources through which new discoveries in the Game of Life are shared. For example, the Gemini (the first self-replicating pattern ever found) was first announced here.
QETLAB is a MATLAB toolbox for exploring quantum entanglement, and qetlab.com is, not surprisingly, its homepage. The QETLAB code itself is stored on github, while qetlab.com itself uses MediaWiki for documentation and code examples. I decided on MediaWiki because:
- I’m comfortable messing around with its guts (for example, I made a custom extension that pulls QETLAB’s source code from the github servers and embeds it in the wiki’s documentation pages), and
- I’m hoping that people will embrace the wiki format and upload pieces of example code from their own work.
- It was launched in August 2010 and uses some basic PHP to allow permalinks to specific calculations, such as this one.
- This site was featured in the textbook Basic Biostatistics: Statistics for Public Health Practice by B. Burt Gerstman