Yes, I put that in earlier today after Saka asked about the difference on my user talk page. I'm not actually sure "fake still life" is a standard term of art, but it's what the venerable still life infobox template on the LifeWiki calls certain constellations.simeks wrote:I noticed the new section about Fake still lifes on the wiki.
For the generalized still life searcher I need to find a clear definition of strict/pseudo still lifes versus fake still lifes for non-standard rules. I can think of a possible definition but I guess this must have been considered before in Catagolue for example?
The difference, in a nutshell and as best as I can tell, is that a pseudo still life is one object, while a fake still life is merely one pattern (consisting of multiple objects).
Right, thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure to grab the new version. (Hmm, I wonder why Github didn't alert me to the activity in your repo even though I "Watched" it.)I'm playing around with some optimization ideas, and I'll be happy to help out with increasing the number of subsets, seaching some of them, etc. But I think I'll have to leave it to someone else to organize a search to 31-32 bits...
I discovered a small bug in the current version of the still life searcher that only affects searches where <max on cells> is in the range 9 to 12 bits. The division into subsets uses the first 9 on-cells to define which subset is being searched, and counting the subsets didn't work correctly when <max on cells> was too close to that. This is fixed now in an update.
This should not have affected a search such as "sc w 4 23", even though that range is included there, but I'll verify that the database is correct for those bit counts.
Certainly, that's an easy change, let me just go ahead and do that. (Unfortunately categories cannot be renamed in MediaWiki, so I'll have to delete and recreate those, but there's not too many of those to start with.)dvgrn wrote:Seems as if "fake still life" is a category that was invented for LifeWiki purposes, for things like the blockade that have names and are clearly stable (P1) but are not strict still lifes, pseudo still lifes, or eaters.
"Fake" doesn't seem like quite the right label -- at least, it implies to me that the object looks stable but actually isn't, or something weird like that. I think the usual label for a blockade would be a "still life constellation". Could "constellation" be used instead of "fake" in Template:Stilllife?
EDIT: all done on the wiki.