## Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

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flexiverse
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### Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

I was wondering how is this done?

I was going to try this so it created my name, which I thought would be fun...

But I'm amazed how much jargon there is this forum... looks like a steep learning curve to understand the Andrew Wade Self Replicator !

calcyman
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### Re: Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

I was wondering how is this done?
The eleven major components of the Golly-ticker each contain a glider loop, comprising a stream of gliders (diagonally travelling configurations) and reflectors. The gliders are duplicated when they reach one of the reflectors, to produce a leftward LWSS (orthogonally travelling configuration). The eleven glider loops contain the data required to describe the Golly logo, in a bitmap format.
What do you do with ill crystallographers? Take them to the mono-clinic!

Macbi
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### Re: Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

flexiverse wrote: I was going to try this so it created my name, which I thought would be fun...
I did the same thin when I saw that pattern, it's great fun.

flexiverse
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Joined: June 21st, 2010, 8:17 am

### Re: Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

Macbi wrote:
flexiverse wrote: I was going to try this so it created my name, which I thought would be fun...
I did the same thin when I saw that pattern, it's great fun.

still not fully understanding how the letters are stored.

Could someone provide an example that outputs just one line, of this kind.

...... ...... ...... ...... .......

Just so us newbies can get their head around this?

Macbi
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### Re: Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

Like this?

x = 266, y = 291, rule = B3/S23
226bo2bo\$229bo7b3o\$225bo9bo4bo11b2o\$225b2o8bo5bo10b2o\$231bo8bo\$228b2o
8b2o2\$228b2o8b2o\$227bo3bo8bo\$227bo2bo4bo5bo\$227bo2bo4bo4bo\$228b2o7b3o
3\$262b2o\$262b2o2\$239b2o\$238b2o\$226bo13bo15bo5bo\$226bobo26b3o3b3o\$226b
2o26b2o2bobo2b2o\$254b2ob2ob2ob2o\$257b2ob2o\$255bobo3bobo\$254bo2bo3bo2bo
\$257bo3bo\$254bobo5bobo\$251bo3bo7bo\$250b2o\$250bobo\$262bo\$261bobo2\$259bo
5bo\$262bo\$259b2o3b2o4\$243bo15b2o3b2o\$243b2o10b2o5bo\$203bo38bobo10b2o2b
o5bo\$203bobo\$203b2o56bobo\$262bo7\$231b2o\$192bo39b2o\$191bo39bo\$191b3o8\$
220bo\$220b2o\$180bo38bobo\$180bobo\$180b2o9\$169bo\$168bo\$168b3o8\$197bo\$
197b2o\$157bo38bobo\$157bobo\$157b2o8\$185b2o\$146bo39b2o\$145bo39bo\$145b3o
8\$174bo\$174b2o\$173bobo10\$162b2o\$123bo39b2o\$122bo39bo\$122b3o8\$151bo\$
151b2o\$111bo38bobo\$111bobo\$111b2o9\$100bo\$99bo\$99b3o8\$128bo\$128b2o\$88bo
38bobo\$88bobo\$88b2o8\$116b2o\$77bo39b2o\$76bo39bo\$76b3o8\$105bo\$105b2o\$65b
o38bobo\$65bobo\$65b2o8\$93b2o\$94b2o\$93bo9\$82bo\$82b2o\$42bo38bobo\$42bobo\$
8b2o32b2o\$8b2o7\$70b2o\$31bo39b2o\$30bo39bo\$30b3o2\$b3o3b3o\$b3o3b3o\$ob2o3b
2obo\$ob2o3b2obo\$b2o5b2o\$2bo5bo3\$19bo\$3b2ob2o11bobo\$2bo5b2o6bo2b2o\$2ob
2obobobo3b2ob2o\$2ob2o3bobobob2ob2o\$2bo6b2o5bo\$11b2ob2o4\$10bo5bo30b2o\$
9b2o5b2o30b2o\$8bob2o3b2obo10bobo15bo\$8bob2o3b2obo11b2o\$9b3o3b3o8bo3bo\$
9b3o3b3o9bo\$25b3o5\$36bo\$36b2o\$35bobo3bo\$28b2o12b2o\$28b2o11b2o2\$16b2o\$
16b2o7\$52bobo\$53b2o32b2o\$53bo33b2o2\$81bo5bo\$27b3o5b3o42b3o3b3o\$26b2ob
2o3b2ob2o41bo2bobo2bo\$26b2obobobobob2o43b2ob2o\$27bo3bobo3bo\$27bo2bo3bo
2bo\$28b3o3b3o\$80bo7bo\$81bobobobo\$81bobobobo\$80bob2ob2obo\$80b2o5b2o\$35b
2o\$35b2o11\$87b2o\$87b2o!

(Just copy the code and paste it in Golly.)

PM 2Ring
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### Re: Golly Logo / about us ticker tape?

I've uploaded a few Python scripts (in the Scripts forum) to produce patterns like this. And in the Patterns forum, I've posted pattern files that produce images of Marilyn Monroe and John Conway. They shouldn't be too hard to find.

The Golly ticker (and my earlier scripts) use p46 technology, but the later ones are p30 based.