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A Life Algorithm that achieves remarkable speed by storing subpatterns in a hash table, and using them to skip forward, sometimes thousands of generations at a time. HashLife takes tremendous amounts of memory and can't show patterns at every step, but can quickly calculate the outcome of a pattern that takes millions of generations to complete.


Hensel, A. ``A Brief Illustrated Glossary of Terms in Conway's Game of Life.''

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