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by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15306

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

It's starting to seem like a good idea to just give a short comment section for most of these large patterns, and then point to more information whenever that's available. It's usually not very easy to pack information into 70-column ASCII text in a readable way, so let's put the details on the Lif...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Universal construction of complex patterns from 1 cell
Replies: 27
Views: 6736

Re: Universal construction of complex patterns from 1 cell

A minor annoyance with this approach is that it opens the Help window. It's easy to avoid that by creating a zip file with a single Lua script that writes the .rule file in the right place and then writes and opens a temporary pattern file.is: snip I have two questions about this: Is this approach ...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15306

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

I think a caterloopillar fits in the self-cons category. In the caterloopillar topic, you noted Have been watching the Caterloopillar in action, and it's really impressive how many interlocking problems have been solved and wrapped up in a nice neat package. and I agree. Faster Caterloopillars are b...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15306

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

I'm currently unable to download certain patterns in the Very Large Patterns page from within Golly. I tested with a couple-days-old build from git. The patterns that don't work for me are: Hydra, Lighspeed Telegraph, 10hd Demonoid, 0E0P Metacell, and Mersenne-82589933. When I check the links in a b...
by Hooloovoo
October 29th, 2019, 2:20 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1661

Re: Updating website

I think the formating in the Forum Rules post has changed. I'm guessing that code and /code tags should be in plain text somehow, and the wiki tags shouldn't be in the code block.
by Hooloovoo
November 7th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Various cellular automata discovered on graphing calculators
Replies: 18
Views: 3781

Re: Various cellular automata discovered on graphing calculators

Segmentations is B12/S13 target is b2/s23 runes looks to be the same as segmentation shine is b24/s23 Growing Crystallization is b23/s3 glint is b24/s34 When coding in TI-BASIC for things like cellular automata, a faster way of storing data than a list of pixels that are 'on' is to simply use the pi...
by Hooloovoo
November 5th, 2018, 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 29936

Re: Golly 3.2

Welp, I seem to have missed it. I'll still ping the official maintainer about it. I'll bring it up on the IRC channel, and I'll definitely make sure to join for the next one.
by Hooloovoo
November 3rd, 2018, 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 29936

Re: Golly 3.2

Does anyone else use gentoo, and can help to push this through the system?
https://bugs.gentoo.org/661360
(is there a packaging thread that would be more appropriate?)
by Hooloovoo
August 7th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Life 'Snap Circuits'
Replies: 14
Views: 9652

Re: Life 'Snap Circuits'

How about something like this for input and output? x = 130, y = 130, rule = LifeHistory 64.2D$64.2D20$88.A$87.A$42.2D43.3A$42.D.D$42.D15$23.A$21.A.A$22.2A80. 3D$106.D$105.D20$2D126.2D$2D126.2D20$24.D$23.D$23.3D80.2A$106.A.A$ 106.A15$87.D$85.D.D$40.3A43.2D$42.A$41.A20$64.2D$64.2D! Having more than o...
by Hooloovoo
July 16th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 29936

Re: Golly 3.2

As far as I can tell, the version of golly in most linux distributions is ancient (at least gentoo and debian have 2.8, and android has 2.6 iirc). Are the maintainers of the Golly packages generally associated with the community, or the distro? I think it would be worth it to have community members ...
by Hooloovoo
July 16th, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: apgsearch and Python 3.x
Replies: 12
Views: 4284

Re: apgsearch and Python 3.x

Python 2.x is still being used by about a quarter of Python programmers, almost ten years after the first usable Python 3.x came out. I'm not sure when or if it will become a priority for the Golly Gang to make the jump to 3.x. Python 2.7 support will cease before 2020 as specified in PEP 0373 . It...
by Hooloovoo
July 11th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 9
Views: 5198

Re: A new spaceship search approach

How do you set up a seed for a given search?
by Hooloovoo
June 27th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Tori in B3/S23
Replies: 63
Views: 24724

Re: Small Tori in B3/S23

A few questions about bounded-grid enumeration: Has anyone attempted searches on grids other than unshifted tori? I'd imagine that there might be a similar amount of patterns on shifted tori and klein bottles. Have FPGAs been considered for this type of search? You could easily do one generation per...
by Hooloovoo
April 23rd, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Idea: Distributed computing simulation
Replies: 4
Views: 3354

Re: Idea: Distributed computing simulation

Before we can simulate a single small pattern in parallel over a high-latency low-bandwidth link like the internet, we would first need a way to efficiently do that locally on one computer. Bigger patterns are a different story. 1000000 is around 2^20, so a 1000000x1000000 grid would take up around ...
by Hooloovoo
April 22nd, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3367
Views: 408384

Re: Random posts

This is the right link, trolling aside.
by Hooloovoo
March 31st, 2018, 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.1
Replies: 29
Views: 12700

Re: Golly 3.1

Andrew wrote: A new version of Golly for Android is pretty much ready to release but I've been busy doing other more interesting stuff. Probably won't get released until after Golly 3.2b1 is announced, and that's at least 2 or 3 months away.
When there is a release, it would be great to see it on f-droid :)
by Hooloovoo
March 26th, 2018, 1:56 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Ikpx and grills
Replies: 98
Views: 42731

Re: Ikpx and grills

have either of you tried running linux on your x86 box? That should be way faster than a pi.

I suspect there are some differences in windows threading (maybe) or IPC (likely??) which causes problems, if you're getting no output at all.
by Hooloovoo
March 26th, 2018, 1:48 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 888
Views: 505120

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Nice!
Apple Bottom wrote:Cottonmouth -- sticking with the "snakes starting on C" theme.
This is my favorite so far.
by Hooloovoo
March 14th, 2018, 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1685
Views: 450818

Re: Thread for basic questions

I just got on to edit my post to ask if if I was being messed with :P

I definitely didn't notice the anagram, though, nice job!
by Hooloovoo
March 14th, 2018, 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1685
Views: 450818

Re: Thread for basic questions

And that doesn't even count the famous Pi-R-Squared spaceship*, where two pi grandparents and two R-pentominos, totaling 20 bits in a 55x34 bounding box, happen to interact in just the right way to reproduce a copy of themselves offset by one cell every 137 ticks. That might also have a 16x16 prede...
by Hooloovoo
March 13th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Ikpx and grills
Replies: 98
Views: 42731

Re: Ikpx

1. If a raspberry pi is faster than a gaming computer, it seems likely to me that there is a configuration issue somewhere.
2. There /are/ options to change cpu use. Did you run "ikpx.py -h"?
by Hooloovoo
March 12th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Ikpx and grills
Replies: 98
Views: 42731

Re: Ikpx

From what I can tell from looking at the source, k is the number of unknown rows after the current partial.

How should it be chosen?

I'm not entirely clear on what jumpahead does. Is it important to set it as well?
by Hooloovoo
March 7th, 2018, 3:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Elementary knightship
Replies: 136
Views: 226471

Re: Elementary knightship

congrats! There's a glider to pi x = 36, y = 79, rule = B3/S23 4bo$3b3o$2b2o2b2o$3bob3o$2b3ob3o2b2o$bo6bobob2o$2o4b5o$2o3b3o2bo3b2o$ 2o3b2o2b2o$3o2bo3b2o2bo$2bobobobobob2o$8b2o2b2o$7bo9bo$12b2obo2bo$11b 2o4bo$10bobobo2b2o$9b2obo4bo$15bo2bo$12b2obob2o$11bobo2b2o$10b2o3bo3bo $10b2ob6o$12b5obo$18bob2o$...
by Hooloovoo
July 1st, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Orthogonoid spaceship -- completed!
Replies: 74
Views: 83779

Re: Orthogonoid working notes

Does anyone have a test system with some unreasonable number of gigs of RAM available? Golly's memory use should stabilize at some point, but I have no idea when -- my best system has only 8GB available. I'm hopeful that it will be a much more reasonable number of gigabytes for Scorbie's new Demono...
by Hooloovoo
July 13th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Attract and Repel
Replies: 82
Views: 23679

Re: Attract and Repel

It is easy to perturb spaceships into other spaceships: x = 121, y = 28, rule = Repel_D0 47.A$4.A$6.A35.A5.A$7.A36.A2.A2.A33.A$7.A43.A34.A$6.A2.A35.A2.A2.A28. A6.A$4.A5.A31.A.2A4.A30.A5.A$4.A3.A.A33.A3.A34.2A.A$9.A37.2A31.A3.A$ 7.A37.A32.A2.A31.A$3.A2.3A.A8.A2.A15.A5.A11.A15.A8.A2.A29.A$6.A15.A2. A2...