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Changing the size of the breeder
The breeder consists of rows (generations of breeding offspring) and columns
(the number of offspring in a generation). You can change the number of breeder
rows and columns in the size panel. To get to the size panel, click the Size button at the bottom of the breeder.
To change the number of plants made per breeding event,
Click on the box in the size panel labeled plants per generation and choose another number from the list. This will change the number of breeder plants in new generations only. If you reduce the number of columns, no existing plants will be deleted, but you won't be able to see plants above the new column size unless you increase the number of columns again. To change the number of breeder generations allowed,
Click on the box in the size panel labeled max generations allowed and choose another number from the list. If you fill up the breeder to the number of rows specified, you won't be able to breed any new plants until you clear out some existing generations. Be careful here because you can use a lot of memory up if you set this to a high number (each plant taking 5-10 kilobytes means a 5x100 plant breeder could use up five megabytes of memory). To change the number of breeder generations shown at a time,
Click on the box in the size panel labeled generations showing and choose another number from the list. This only determines how many rows the breeder fits into its display at a time; you can always scroll down to see all the breeder generations.
Updated: March 10, 1999. Questions/comments on site to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Paul D. Fernhout & Cynthia F. Kurtz.