Hunting wrote:I find a still life: ... Then I'm trying to find the glider synthesis of it. First step: ...

All still-lifes with populations up to 32 bits have already been found. By repeated applications of simple converters, around 97% of the ones up to 24 bits (at least) can be synthesized, and it's likely that one wlil find similar statistics for larger ones. These numbers are increased when you add custom syntheses (e.g. of 16-18 bit still-lifes, respectively 97.5%, 96.68% and 96.74% can be synthesized incrementally this way, yet syntheses for all remaining ones have been found by hand.)

Here is a 27-glider synthesis of this still-life in 9 simple stages using such converters:

`x = 187, y = 45, rule = B3/S23`

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