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by hkoenig
July 11th, 2009, 2:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smallest oscillators?
Replies: 8
Views: 6095

Re: Smallest oscillators?

The P46 oscillator, is missing a large spark increasing the population by quite a bit. Instead, the minimal phase is 23 generations later, with the B-heptominoes pointing in the opposite direction. (The large spark is why this three block version has a smaller population than the two block version.)...
by hkoenig
June 27th, 2009, 1:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Big A gun
Replies: 30
Views: 21357

Re: Big A gun

#C 32P4H2V0.5 (Big A) #C by J.Summers x=29, y=39 bobo21bobo$2b2o2b2o13b2o2b2o$2bo4bo13bo4bo$7bobo9bobo$8b2o9b2o2$bobo21bob o$2b2o21b2o$2bo23bo2$9bo$10b2o$9b2o2$17bo$o15bobo9bo$b2o13b2o8b2o$2o25b2o10$10b obo3bobo$11b2o3b2o$11bo5bo$8b2o9b2o$7bobo9bobo$9bo9bo4$7bo13bo$7b2o11b2o$6b obo11bobo! This is i...
by hkoenig
June 26th, 2009, 1:22 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 138
Views: 118919

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

#C 4 different P3 rotors found so far in 9x9 search x=45, y=9 2o10b2o10b2o10b2o$o2bo2b2o5bo2bo2bo4bo2b2o2b2o4bo4b2o$2b2o2bo5bo3b4o9bo2b o3bo4bo$8bo4b3o9bobobobo4b2o6bo$2b7o7bob2o5bo3b2o6bo2bo3bo$bo11b2obo2bo6b 3o8bobobo2bo$b2o3bo6bo3b2o9bo7b2obo2bo$5b2o7b3o23b2o$16bo! #C 157 different P2 rotors fou...
by hkoenig
June 25th, 2009, 11:13 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 138
Views: 118919

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

Years ago Mark Niemiec pointed out that oscillator searches were really no different from stable object searches. You add a third dimension with a thickness of the number of generations you are interested in. Then, instead of calculating the dependencies within the layer, you place cells such that t...
by hkoenig
June 23rd, 2009, 3:16 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Census script (Python in Golly)
Replies: 23
Views: 16243

Re: Census script (Python in Golly)

You are going to have problems with objects that contain sparks (spaceships) or disconnected phases (Pentadecathlon). Also pseudo-objects will be considered as single objects, which may or may not be what you want. Worse, some Toad pair pseudo-objects can appear as separate objects in one phase, and...
by hkoenig
June 22nd, 2009, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Census Program Idea
Replies: 53
Views: 23141

Re: Census Program Idea

<i>I think all the census programs worked on a torus</i> It's not that hard to write an "unbounded" Life application. (Keep lists of cells instead of an array). Also, with a torus how do you really manage to handle escaping Gliders and such? If you are going to do a real census you need to let those...
by hkoenig
June 20th, 2009, 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural spaceships beyond the glider and *WSS's ?
Replies: 38
Views: 20796

Re: Natural spaceships beyond the glider and *WSS's ?

Here are other spaceships of 30 or fewer bits: x=73, y=33 8b2o11b3o16bob2ob3o14bo$7b2o11bo2bo6b3o6b2ob2o4b2obo6b3ob3o$9bo10bo4bo4bo2b o4bo2bobo2bo3b3o4bo6b2o$11b2o10bobo2bo4bo5bo5bo3bo3bo4b2o3bo2bo3bo$10bo9b 2o4bobobo21bo15b4o$25bobo4b2o34bo3bo$9bo2bo10bo4bo37bo2bobo$b2o5b2o14bo5b o36bo$2o5bo21bo$2b...