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Soup (or broth[1]) is a random initial pattern, often assumed to cover the whole Life universe.

Frequency of stable objects

Achim Flammenkamp has compiled a list of the 100 most common stable (including periodic) objects, as well as resulting oscillators, from evolving 1,829,196 randomly seeded 2048 x 2048 tori at an initial density of 0.375.[2]

Sparse Life

Sparse Life is the study of the evolution of a soup of vanishingly small density. Such a universe is dominated at an early stage by blocks and blinkers in a ratio of about 2:1. Much later it will be dominated by simple infinite growth patterns. The long-term fate of a sparse Life universe is not certain.

See also


  1. Ethan Wilson (December 28, 2007). "Optimal Broth". Retrieved on June 16, 2009.
  2. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

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