So I’ve started learning programming a few months ago and this is one of my first projects. The program works, but I feel like it’s a bit slow compared to the other implementations of Conway’s Game of life. Is there any ways I could speed up my code ?
import numpy import copy import pygame from pygame.locals import * import random pygame.init() height = 400 width = 400 block_size = 4 window = pygame.display.set_mode((height,width),DOUBLEBUF) window.set_alpha(None) alive = (255,255,255) dead = (0,0,0) def check(y_axis,x_axis,grid): tmp_grid = copy.copy(grid) for y in range(1,y_axis-1): for x in range(1,x_axis-1): a = 0 for i in range(-1,2): for j in range(-1,2): if grid[y+i][x+j] == 1: a += 1 if grid[y][x] == 1: a -= 1 if a < 2 or a > 3: tmp_grid[y][x] = 0 elif grid[y][x] == 0: if a == 3: tmp_grid[y][x] = 1 grid = tmp_grid return grid def display(y_axis,x_axis,grid): rects =  for y in range(1,y_axis-1): for x in range(1,x_axis-1): rect = pygame.Rect(x*block_size, y*block_size, block_size, block_size) if grid[x][y] == 1: rects.append(pygame.draw.rect(window,alive,rect)) elif grid[x][y] == 0: rects.append(pygame.draw.rect(window,dead,rect)) pygame.display.update(rects) def generate(y_axis,x_axis,grid): for y in range(1,y_axis-1): for x in range(1,x_axis-1): alive_or_dead = random.randint(0,1) if alive_or_dead: grid[y][x] = 1 else: grid[y][x] = 0 def main(): y_axis = height//block_size x_axis = width//block_size grid = numpy.zeros((y_axis,x_axis)) generate(y_axis,x_axis,grid) while True: display(y_axis,x_axis,grid) grid = check(y_axis,x_axis,grid) if __name__ == '__main__': main()
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