Jormungant wrote: ↑October 19th, 2019, 5:23 am

mmm, I found something I had in some other file, so I guess it was already known...

well, I prefer my stabilization >.>

Definitely an improvement, thanks! The problem was that I somehow managed to mis-classify it, working by hand from the existing H-to-G list. The script now happily classifies it as the known NE2T56:

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```
x = 42, y = 58, rule = LifeHistory
D3.D.5D2.3D2.5D.5D2.3D$2D2.D.D5.D3.D3.D3.D5.D$D.D.D.D9.D3.D3.D5.D$D2.
2D.3D6.D4.D4.3D2.4D$D3.D.D7.D5.D7.D.D3.D$D3.D.D6.D6.D3.D3.D.D3.D$D3.D
.5D.5D3.D4.3D3.3D4$.3D2.D3.D8.3D2.5D2.3D4.D$D3.D.D3.D7.D3.D3.D3.D3.D
2.2D$D5.D3.D11.D3.D7.D3.D$.3D2.D.D.D.5D4.D4.D6.D4.D$4.D.D.D.D9.D5.D5.
D5.D$D3.D.2D.2D8.D6.D4.D6.D$.3D2.D3.D7.5D3.D3.5D2.3D3$38.4B$37.4B$36.
4B$35.4B$34.4B$33.4B$32.4B$31.4B$16.A13.4B$15.A.A11.4B$15.A.A10.4B$
13.3A.2A8.4B$12.A4.B8.4B$9.A2.4AB2AB5.4B$9.3A3.A.2AB.2B.4B$12.A4.10B$
11.2AB4.9B8.2A$11.5B.12B.3B.B.A$13.22B.A.2A$11.24B2A.A$11.26B.A$10.
25B3.A.2A$10.25B2.2A.2A$11.23B$10.20B$8.20B$6.19B$6.2BC16B$5.3BCBC4B.
9B$6.2B3C4B2.7B$5.5BC4B3.5B$4.10B5.4B$3.4B10.4B.B2A$2.4B11.2A3.BA.A$.
4B13.A6.A$4B11.3A7.2A$3B12.A$2B$B!
```

So my apologies for the confusion, and luckily something good came out of it anyway!

Annual Appeal
Here I might as well renew my annual appeal for someone to take over and update the H-to-G collection properly. Ideally the H-to-G stamp collection should be buildable from a script, starting with the individual annotated files in the Elementary Conduits Collection, so that repeat times and such are available.

But a good collection could also contain composite H-to-Gs, maybe even including the smallest known way to get to each lane in each direction. A complete collection of H-to-Gs for some range would make it a lot easier to write a simple script to make circuit connections. There's also some potential for making a smaller universal synchronization toolkit, for a one-step script that takes a glider synthesis as input and automatically builds a complete more-or-less-optimized gun pattern.

Dialing down the ambition a little, just cross-checking with Elementary Conduits and adding everything that has been found since 2016 to the stamp collection at the top of this thread, would be a great start -- would make it much easier to look up timing/lane combinations. Some way of marking the H-to-2Gs would also be nice, maybe just by adding the classification label from the

glider pair adjustment toolkit.

I'll do the work myself eventually, but right now there's a painfully large pile of things that are higher on my to-do list -- another Lexicon update for Golly, and a much bigger update for the Online Archives, and so on.