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by Rich Holmes
April 7th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Life illusions
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Life illusions

1. Copy the pattern below 2. Paste into Golly (I'm using 2.8 ) 3. Turn off gridlines, press play and hold F, look at the center. 4. It looks like a knightship! Probably. At least it looked like it for me. Pressing and holding F doesn't seem to do anything on my computer. It centers the pattern once...
by Rich Holmes
November 19th, 2016, 8:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2097
Views: 1202991

Re: Soup search results

thunk wrote:!!!
Of course I only notice it after everyone else does. Just like Rich Holmes.
You mean you've been asleep since April? :lol:
by Rich Holmes
November 6th, 2016, 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1682
Views: 442322

Re: Thread for basic questions

Can anyone tell me some good online archives or encyclopaedia other than wiki See this thread: http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20 But forums, even with sticky posts, are lousy reference resources. There's a "Books and articles" category on the Wiki; there should be a "Websites"...
by Rich Holmes
October 29th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1721
Views: 836879

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

That's two copies of the Filament rotor, in the casing used in 24P2.994 seen here : x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 2o2b2o$bo2b2o$o7bo$9o$4bo$2b2ob2o$2b2ob2o! For your double filament, here's a smaller stator. x = 9, y = 15, rule = B3/S23 2bo3bo$bobobobo$o2bobo2bo$b3ob3o$4bo$b2obob2o$bo2bob2o$4b2o$bo2bo...
by Rich Holmes
October 6th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v3.1
Replies: 355
Views: 154386

Re: apgsearch v3.1

You appear not to have the g++ compiler installed. Try

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential
by Rich Holmes
September 10th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: why tempban?
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: why tempban?

You have your answer. LifeViewer's source is private. Copyright protected. Not open source.

You can stop asking, and next time you can stop the first time you get an answer.

Well, at least I now know how muting works on this forum.
by Rich Holmes
September 10th, 2016, 2:37 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Pages with invalid RLE files
Replies: 34
Views: 19696

Re: Pages with invalid RLE files

The Period 14 gun page itself is empty. Was it non-empty once? I guess you need to have wiki write permission to see page history? It's not on the Wayback Archive.
by Rich Holmes
September 10th, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Pages with invalid RLE files
Replies: 34
Views: 19696

Re: Pages with invalid RLE files

Some pages link to error pages instead of RLEs. One example is Ed On that page the first reference is a deadlink. But it lives on the Wayback Archive. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20101203183556/http://conwaylife.com/soup/methuselahs.asp?rule=B3/S23 On that page is a link to (the archive's versio...
by Rich Holmes
September 10th, 2016, 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rules with Abnormally Common High-Period Patterns
Replies: 94
Views: 24052

Re: Rules with Abnormally Common High-Period Patterns

Same engine plus a boat produces a p52 spaceship.

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x = 11, y = 14, rule = B37-c/S23
3b3o5b$3bobo5b$2bo2bo5b$bo3bob2o2b$3o2bob2o2b$o5bo4b$3bo2bo4b$2bo3bo4b$
2bo3bo4b$2bo8b$bo7bob$8bobo$8bobo$9bob!
by Rich Holmes
September 9th, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: How to use apgsearch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8579

Re: How to use apgsearch?

Is there some trick to getting Catagolue to post non totalistic results? I've been running B37e_S23 and it seems to work fine. But nothing on Catalogue. http://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b23es23/C1 That rule is submitted as http://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b37-cs23/C1 That's a quirk of the way...
by Rich Holmes
September 8th, 2016, 7:50 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Python syntax error from golly
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Python syntax error from golly

Yes, that fixes the problem. Thanks!
by Rich Holmes
September 8th, 2016, 2:11 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Python syntax error from golly
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Python syntax error from golly

That indeed is it. I see nothing in GollyPrefs about Python version, but sys.version does indeed say 2.6.x...

How does one tell Golly what version to use?
by Rich Holmes
September 8th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: How to use apgsearch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8579

Re: How to use apgsearch?

Is there some trick to getting Catagolue to post non totalistic results? I've been running B37e_S23 and it seems to work fine. But nothing on Catalogue. http://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b23es23/C1 If I use exactly the same procedure for B35678/S — using isotropic-rules-gen.py to make a B35678_S r...
by Rich Holmes
September 8th, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Python syntax error from golly
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Python syntax error from golly

I'm using golly 2.8 on a Mac runnning OS X 10.11.6 and Python 2.7.11. Tracking down a problem with dvgrn's isotropic-rule-gen.py led me to create foo.py containing only these two lines: a = {"boy":"dog"} rule = { k: False for k, v in a.iteritems() } If I run this from the OS X command line it execut...
by Rich Holmes
September 6th, 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Soup search results in rules other than Conway's Life
Replies: 311
Views: 150035

Re: Soup search results in rules other than Conway's Life

11c/52 diagonal spaceship in B37e/S23:

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x = 40, y = 40, rule = B37e_S23
bbbooobbb$
bbbobobbb$
bbobbobbb$
bobbboboo$
ooobboboo$
obbbbbo$
bbbobbo$
bbobbbo$
bbobbbo$
bbobbbb$
bobbbbbbbob$
bbbbbbbbobo$
bbbbbbbbobo$
bbbbbbbbbob$
bbbbbbbbbbb$
!
by Rich Holmes
September 5th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rules with Abnormally Common High-Period Patterns
Replies: 94
Views: 24052

Re: Rules with Abnormally Common High-Period Patterns

I'm surprised drc hasn't (at least in this thread) mentioned B3/S14567 , which he appears to have been the first to investigate with apgsearch. Huge number of oscillator periods up through this p1189 : x = 7, y = 12, rule = B3/S14567 2bo4b$2bo4b$b3o3b$b3o3b$2b3o2b$b5ob$2obob2o$7o$bobobob$b4o2b$3bo3b...
by Rich Holmes
September 5th, 2016, 1:35 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23

In fact B37c/S23 is explosive, while B37e/S23 isn't. I have no idea why. Presumably because preloaves occur more often than pies. (Right?) Presumably it's not solely the frequency that matters, but the consequences when they do occur. If you consider an isolated preloaf and pi in each of the two ru...
by Rich Holmes
September 4th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23

In fact B37c/S23 is explosive, while B37e/S23 isn't. I have no idea why.
by Rich Holmes
September 4th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: How to use apgsearch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8579

Re: How to use apgsearch?

Hmm. Yeah, guess that would help. :oops: Edit: Wait, still not working. Me@DESKTOP-HD6VFF2 ~ $ git clone https://gitlab.com/apgoucher/apgmera.git Cloning into 'apgmera'... remote: Counting objects: 271, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (135/135), done. remote: Total 271 (delta 167), reused 2...
by Rich Holmes
September 4th, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

B36/S23, B37/S23, B38/S23

I'm sure there must be something on this subject written up somewhere but I have no idea how to find it if so. A 32x32 50% soup in B36/S23 (HighLife) typically stabilizes in about 1000 generations. A similar soup in B38/S23 also typically stabilizes in 1000 generations or so, though not uncommonly i...
by Rich Holmes
September 1st, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: How to use apgsearch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8579

Re: How to use apgsearch?

Yeah, the Catagolue page led me to think the term "apgsearch" encompassed apgnano and apgmera, hence my post in this forum. Sorry about any confusion. Thanks for the response; I did mean apgmera, so I'll just continue with totalistic rules for now.
by Rich Holmes
September 1st, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: apgsearch - haul requests
Replies: 474
Views: 144508

Re: apgsearch - haul requests

Can anyone point me to a fairly detailed recipe for how to do non totalistic rules with apgmera? Edit: Never mind, got an answer elsewhere: Apparently can't be done yet.
by Rich Holmes
September 1st, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: How to use apgsearch?
Replies: 24
Views: 8579

Re: How to use apgsearch?

I've mentioned this in other threads before, and you need to first run isotropic-rulegen.py to allow the RuleLoader algorithm to run the rule, and then enter the rule name with an underscore instead of a slash when you run the actual search. As I have said, I hope to fix this soon. Which other thre...
by Rich Holmes
August 28th, 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 221
Views: 91520

Re: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions

Double barreled rake:

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x = 14, y = 13, rule = B36c/S23-ny4i5e
4$3b2o$2bo2bo$5b4o$bo4bob2o$2b3o2b2o!