Interesting -- a rarer beehive predecessor than I thought, then. What popseq did you search for exactly? The sequence I gave was a little longer than necessary; anything containing thisGoldtiger997 wrote:I made exactly that sort of script a few weeks ago. So according to 27182828's database, there are no 3 glider collisions that produce that beehive predecessor. However, there may be some that behave sufficiently simililarly (I didn't check). Unfortunately, my internet connection is currently down so I can't post it to the forums.
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x = 4, y = 5, rule = B3/S23 2o$bo$2b2o$3bo$2b2o!
I suppose that might be a refinement to a popseq search approach: figure out how to delete dying sparks from each reaction being fingerprinted, and remove their populations from the population sequence. That could allow target reactions to be recognized even if they don't have the same extraneous sparks as the search pattern. That would be pretty complicated analysis, though, and even if it could be done it wouldn't help when what you're searching for _is_ a spark.