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MCell is an open Cellular Automata platform offering programmers and power users many possibilities for extending the program capabilities. It's possible to write own rules overcoming MCell limitations, create utilities automating often performed tasks, analyzing plugins, demo shells, and many others. The following topics give necessary technical details.

  MCell Automation interface   Using OLE Automation it's easy to write utilities that cooperate with MCell and extend or use its features.
  Programming user DLLs in MCell   Have an idea of a unique CA rule? Write it as an external DLL and let it run within MCell environment.
  Cellular Automata files formats   Want to write a program that loads or saves files containing Cellular Automata patterns? Read here about syntax details of all popular formats. Or, using Automation let MCell load and save patterns for you...


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Last update: 15 Sep 2001