If possible, How could I generate a chaotic Time series using CellularAutomaton[].

I am especially interested in Rule 30.

A friend told me it was possible but I have yet not found the way to do so.

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    $\begingroup$ I find several of us asking you this every single time... did you read the documentation? $\endgroup$
    – rm -rf
    Feb 21, 2012 at 17:29
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    $\begingroup$ @R.M.I am sorry but i think several of you are overestimating how intuitive Mathematica help menu is. To me, It is at best only when you want to see some properties or options. Not when you are looking for something new. Now I also ask this question thinking it is good keywords for this site. I do look for information before asking. I spent 5 min looking around, unsuccessfully. Please let me know what should be my rules before asking. i`ll be happy to comply if you think it is in the interest of Mathematica and its forum. $\endgroup$
    – 500
    Feb 21, 2012 at 18:58
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    $\begingroup$ We all fully understand how intimidating Mathematica's documentation can be at first, and we certainly don't think that such questions are bad or unacceptable... they're perfectly fine questions for this site! We just feel that you (given the length of time you've been on SO and here) ought to spend a bit more than 5 mins on the documentation :) In any case, don't take it the wrong way — we certainly need questions to grow the site, but not questions for the sake of keywords :) $\endgroup$
    – rm -rf
    Feb 21, 2012 at 19:16
  • $\begingroup$ @R.M. Echo ;-). $\endgroup$
    – 500
    Feb 21, 2012 at 19:21

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Here's a line right out of the help for CellularAutomaton.

  {{1}, 0}, {500, {{0}}}]]]

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