Cellular automaton

Hi, I would have a question about the cellular automaton modulator.
As I understand this concept, the automaton states are related to on/off values of 3 cells. Accordingly, the outputs of cells A, B, and C are triggers. However, "the continuous output value of this module represents the state of the
entire automaton". What are these output values, and how are they derived from the states of the 3 cells?Thanks for clarification.

They are derived from the state of the entire automation, which is 32 cells in total. The state can thus be described as a 32bit word, which is converted to a floatingpoint output value (0x00000000 becoming 0%, and 0xFFFFFFFF becoming 100%).

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Thanks for the reply, very interesting. I think I got it, almost.
The initial state still confuses me. What do the entries "Cell X only" mean?
The "random" selections are probably a psudorandom distribution of the on/off states of the 32 cells, right?