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Ant Colony Pheromone Simulation

They leave pheromone trails to home and to food. You can click to add food. Suggestions and forks welcome! I would like to add collision detection, obstacles, and a pheromone pen and eraser. I was wondering why my ants were making zigzag paths instead of straight lines to the food, but then I remembered that they can travel faster diagonally (1,1) than straight (0,1)... so they _are_ making an optimal path in their pixel-constrained world. I'm so proud of the little buggers. Timelapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41fbig0tlPs

Ant Colony Pheromone Simulation

They leave pheromone trails to home and to food. You can click to add food. Suggestions and forks welcome! I would like to add collision detection, obstacles, and a pheromone pen and eraser. I was wondering why my ants were making zigzag paths instead of straight lines to the food, but then I remembered that they can travel faster diagonally (1,1) than straight (0,1)... so they _are_ making an optimal path in their pixel-constrained world. I'm so proud of the little buggers. Timelapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41fbig0tlPs
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