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by dvgrn
Yesterday, 10:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2197
Views: 1130649

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

The search space for these reaction is quite large, I wonder if anyone did look into it more systematically... My recollection is that people tend to do specific gencols searches to find what they need for a particular project. But I can't think of any particular place to look for a fully assembled...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metapixel cluster to display video
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Metapixel cluster to display video

Is the script you are mentioning called metafier.py? I've been trying to run that one, but I can't seem to get an output. I've been editing the hexadecimal.mc pattern manually to see if I could get a cell to change, but so far I've only messed up the metadata or pattern entirely. The syntax is conf...
by dvgrn
April 9th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested user deletions
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Suggested user deletions

...is probably either his alternative account,a Trumpoid (guess yourself what that means) or another user behaving like it and having an account just for the fun of doing it (in this concrete case some suspect it to be Hunting),with the possibility of it being a completely independent account being...
by dvgrn
April 9th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metapixel cluster to display video
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Metapixel cluster to display video

I want to recreate a 2 color (b&w) video that could be condensed down to 64x60 pixels while still being recognizable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtutLA63Cp8 I will look into hexadecimal.mc.gz, thanks for the help! I still have in my old Gmail archives the conversation with Brice Due, when we w...
by dvgrn
April 9th, 2021, 9:02 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested user deletions
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Suggested user deletions

I am trying to make a productive atmosphere for others and help moderating, however. It's good to hear that you're trying to contribute to a productive atmosphere. It is the opinion of at least one moderator that it does not contribute to a productive atmosphere when wild accusations are made about...
by dvgrn
April 6th, 2021, 9:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 78
Views: 30085

Re: Agar crawlers

IMHO most of the agar patterns are easier in the eyes if we showcase them over toruses... Most of the times it's just adding the " :T_width,_height " modifier to the rule. Some others, like requires far more tweaking. This particular sample is fairly straightforward to stabilize, at least enough to...
by dvgrn
April 5th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 281
Views: 131485

Re: Golly suggestions

I've made some minor updates since then, but not enough to update the GitHub. Hmm, okay, just let me know when you get those changes checked in. I started updating oscillators.txt to add #N lines to more patterns, because it seemed to make sense to have the LifeViewer labels just show whatever was ...
by dvgrn
April 5th, 2021, 12:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Challenge: Self-Synthesizing Spaceship
Replies: 24
Views: 16018

Re: Challenge: Self-Synthesizing Spaceship

There have been some recent developments relating to self-synthesizing spaceships (SMOS, or specifically SMOG) that haven't found their way into this thread yet. Should probably put a link or two here. Back in October, EvinZL posted a suggestion for a non-Hashlife-friendly design for a self-synthesi...
by dvgrn
April 3rd, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life and Maths
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Game of Life and Maths

Hi, people! I am studying Mathematics at Licentiate Degree and liked to develop my research on Game of Life. I have doubts because my course forms math teachers and I would have to address mathematical applications of the Game of Life in the classroom. I appreciate any idea. Thanks! Conway's Life h...
by dvgrn
April 3rd, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Stable signal converters
Replies: 257
Views: 230053

Re: Stable signal converters

This (or a variation thereof) might potentially allow a faster-recovery post-elbow-2c/3-to-G... It certainly seems like there are a lot of variants to explore here. You can get a slightly dirty B-heptomino out at the cost of four gliders, or two gliders plus a Herschel-to-beehive, so it's a 3-signa...
by dvgrn
April 2nd, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2608
Views: 750902

Re: Thread for basic questions

My question is: Does this reveal the boundary of CGoL universe? From 16x16 soups, you can go at most 288k ticks. Interesting! Thanks for doing this analysis. Back in 2009, when TOLLCASS was active, I did the same kind of analysis on somewhat sparser data, and came up with an estimated upper limit o...
by dvgrn
April 1st, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 493
Views: 277534

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

I think that this W->G is new. The glider may look like the default glider output, but it's two lanes off. Sure seems to be new. Might be hard to attach anything to it, though. (?) The QF*138W works fine, but then the usual thing is to start with a pi to get a Q, and those catalysts get in the way ...
by dvgrn
April 1st, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 13131: The B-Heptomino/Glider Spaceship Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 16952

Re: 13131: The B-Heptomino/Glider Spaceship Thread

I know this isn't necessarily a caterpillar thread, but you guys essentially found the "spine" of a caterpillar for this velocity. If there is a way to make a glider rake that traverses on the "spine" that makes gliders go North (Northeast for example) then we could actually start building a caterp...
by dvgrn
March 31st, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Conway's Life Exploratorium
Replies: 24
Views: 12504

Re: Conway's Life Exploratorium

Unfortunately, I don't know how to create glider splitters/duplicators. For the creation of the loafer? Luckily that was actually done in the same year that the loafer was discovered, so it's not anachronistic to include something like this for the 2013 timestamp: x = 149, y = 188, rule = B3/S23 13...
by dvgrn
March 31st, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Conway's Life Exploratorium
Replies: 24
Views: 12504

Re: Conway's Life Exploratorium

My ideas... These all sound very reasonable. Would you be interested in building some of these? The original purpose for this particular timeline was to serve as an animation for the credits of Will Cavendish's documentary on Conway's Free Will Theorem (the sample video clip is pretty good -- check...
by dvgrn
March 31st, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: GOL as a font
Replies: 39
Views: 2988

Re: GOL as a font

Turns out the letter Q is really difficult... Have you considered allowing descenders? For example, this Q is still "really" height 12 to match other letters, but it has no pre-block diagonal gaps: x = 12, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 2b2obob2o$2bob2obobo$2o6bobo$o8b2o$bo$2o3b2o2b2o$o4bobo2bo$bo4bob2o$2o ...
by dvgrn
March 30th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 281
Views: 131485

Re: Golly suggestions

More updates... Thank you again for all this! Experimenting with auto-generating LifeViewer labels is now almost at the top of my To-Do list, finally -- just have to get one item for Nathaniel's Game-of-Life textbook out of the way first. Good Golly, here it is the other end of March already, and s...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: LeapLife (B2n3/S23-q)
Replies: 944
Views: 120386

Re: LeapLife (B2n3/S23-q)

p114 glider gun... Yowzers, that's quite an improvement -- a much simpler mechanism, and of course it can work for any p19N. Here's a much smaller p361 gun than the last one, for example, based on AbhpzTa's design: x = 213, y = 141, rule = B2n3/S23-q 27b2o$27b2o2$27b4o$27bo2bo2$29bo$30b2o$29b3o$29b...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Thread for your script-related questions
Replies: 156
Views: 40582

Re: Thread for your script-related questions

I can't even load in a loafer. Why not, exactly? Please try being more specific in bug reports -- it seems silly to have to go through several cycles of posts to painfully extract the relevant information from people. I saved the script to Golly's Scripts/Python directory, entered "xq7_3nw17862z695...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Thread for your script-related questions
Replies: 156
Views: 40582

Re: Thread for your script-related questions

I know of a script that turns patterns to apgcodes, but is there a script that turns apgcodes to patterns? This script by Ilmari Karonen seems to fit the bill. I haven't tested it, but the comments show a good level of awareness of the different apgcode variants. Tangential note: I knew the name "I...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 459
Views: 188403

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

bluecrab2 wrote:
March 29th, 2021, 12:47 am
I would like to help contribute to the wiki! I'd appreciate it if you set me to trusted :)
Done!
by dvgrn
March 28th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v5.0
Replies: 110
Views: 47464

Re: apgsearch v5.0

PkmnQ wrote:
March 28th, 2021, 7:27 am
How do I configure it so it uses a rule other than the standard Life?
Configure apgsearch 5.0? Have you read the instructions?
The options may include, for example:
...
--rule b36s245 Run the custom rule B36/S245
by dvgrn
March 28th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 103
Views: 7741

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

Can this signal duplicator be used in Spartan or Hashlife-friendly circuitry? Well... it _could_ be, but for most purposes a Silver reflector would be enormously cheaper -- maybe a tenth of the cost of this, the best way I can think to do it with current technology. It's not particularly easy to bu...
by dvgrn
March 27th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4284

Re: Lying Thread

Both {censored} and PHPBB12345 are nice. They are the only ones who doesn't report sandbox threads. One of them is so nice that I totally didn't end up adding that one to my foe list. False note: (Also yes, I have already added so much people as friends because I am very friendly) Yeah that was ver...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 118
Views: 16183

Re: One Glider Seeds

Eight still lifes is enough: Is this wwei? I do wonder 1) if it's possible to get it down to a truly stable seed, and 2) why would anyone need this. Heh, yeah, I should have said "eight objects", meaning "eight cheap slsparse-constructible objects". A Rob's p16 definitely _can_ be constructed with ...