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A JS implementation of Conway's Game of Life.


Life.js is an implementation of Conway's Game of Life in JavaScript. It should work in both the browser and node.js.

npm install life

Life.js is packaged as a CommonJS module, which means it exports a function to a global module.exports object. To use it in Node.js, just require it.

// Node.js
var Life = require('alive')
  , life

To use in the browser, you need to define a global module object before you load Alive.

  <script type='text/javascript'>
    window.module = {};
  <script type='text/javascript' src='alive.js'></script>

Your actual app code would look something like this.

// size of the grid
life = new Life(64);
life.getCell(0, 0); // initialized to zero
life.setCell(0, 0, 1); // turn on a cell
life.setCell(0, 1, 1);
life.setCell(1, 1, 1);