Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

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Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by calcyman » January 3rd, 2011, 12:27 pm

Here you can vote for the Pattern of the Year 2010. The rules were as follows:
  • You can vote for at most three patterns.
  • You are not allowed to vote for your own entries.
The patterns entered are:

(01) -- MWSS Heisenburp -- Extrementhusiast
(02) -- p37 oscillator/glider loop -- Nicolay Beluchenko
(03) -- Phi calculator -- Adam P. Goucher (Calcyman)
(04) -- p45 glider gun -- Matthias Merzenich (Sokwe)
(05) -- 260-cell sawtooth -- David Bell
(06) -- Flying wing spaceship -- Knightlife
(07) -- Gemini -- Andrew J. Wade
(08) -- c/5 diagonal rake -- Matthias Merzenich (Sokwe)
(09) -- Pianola breeders -- Paul Tooke
(10) -- Gemini guns -- Dave Greene
(11) -- c/5 orthogonal greyships -- Hartmut Holzwart
(12) -- p31 oscillator/glider loop -- Matthias Merzenich (Sokwe)

For my convenience, the following rules also apply:
  • You may only make one post on this thread; if you change your mind, edit the post. Do not create a new post.
  • Each post should contain only the two-digit identifiers of the three (or fewer) patterns you have selected, separated by commas.
  • All votes are weighted equally.
Happy voting! I shall be aggregating the results on 2011-01-17, exactly two weeks from now.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Sokwe » January 3rd, 2011, 2:34 pm

03, 07, 11
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Nathaniel » January 3rd, 2011, 3:26 pm

03, 07

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by 137ben » January 3rd, 2011, 7:14 pm

05, 09, 10.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Extrementhusiast » January 3rd, 2011, 8:18 pm

04, 08, 09
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by dvgrn » January 4th, 2011, 3:51 am

07,03,08

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Macbi » January 4th, 2011, 6:36 am

07,10,12

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by HartmutHolzwart » January 4th, 2011, 2:27 pm

03, 07, 08

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by scote » January 5th, 2011, 12:09 pm

07, 09, 12

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Axaj » January 6th, 2011, 12:37 am

07, 09, 03
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Post by Nick Gotts » January 7th, 2011, 8:08 am

07

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by David » January 7th, 2011, 11:23 pm

7, 8, 12
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by calcyman » January 8th, 2011, 6:16 am

05, 10, 12
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by gexahedron » January 8th, 2011, 9:35 am

7, 12, 10

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Post by belld » January 8th, 2011, 10:29 am

03, 07, 08

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Post by knightlife » January 8th, 2011, 2:31 pm

07, 09, 11

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Paul Tooke » January 9th, 2011, 6:15 am

03, 07, 08

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by calcyman » January 17th, 2011, 4:38 pm

Final aggregate of votes on this board and the Life List:

Code: Select all

01
02
03 Sokwe, Nathaniel, Dave Greene, Hartmut, Axaj, Belld, Paul Tooke, Paul Rendell, Tom Rokicki
04 Extrementhusiast
05 137ben, Me
06
07 Sokwe, Nathaniel, Dave Greene, Macbi, Hartmut, Scote, Axaj, Nick Gotts, David, Gexahedron, Belld, Knightlife, Paul Tooke, Karel Suhajda
08 Dave Greene, Hartmut, David, Belld, Paul Tooke, Extrementhusiast
09 137ben, Scote, Axaj, Knightlife, Extrementhusiast
10 137ben, Macbi, Me, Gexahedron
11 Sokwe, Knightlife
12 Macbi, Scote, David, Me, Gexahedron
Winner: 07 -- Gemini -- 14 votes.
Second place: 03 -- Phi calculator -- 9 votes.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Extrementhusiast » January 17th, 2011, 5:05 pm

For some reason, I'm not on the aggregate. It doesn't affect the mentioned winning pattern(s), though, so it's not terribly important, but I still was a bit surprised.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by calcyman » January 18th, 2011, 2:53 am

Oh, sorry -- I must have missed you! Anyway, I've updated the results table in my previous post.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by 137ben » January 18th, 2011, 2:55 pm

I realized the 260-cell sawtooth means that the pattern collection in golly contains outdated info: under life-->miscellaneous-->sawtooth6b, the comments say
#C May be the smallest known sawtooth pattern by population.
#C The minimum population is 278 (at generation 0, 768, ...)
Obviously that should be changed in future versions of golly.

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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by Sokwe » January 18th, 2011, 4:39 pm

This has likely been outdated since Golly's initial release, as a 269-cell sawtooth was found on July 7, 2005 (see sawtooth 260). Beyond this, there are many more patterns in the Golly pattern collection that are outdated.
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by OHAD » April 9th, 2013, 9:27 am

I know that the last message on this thread was more than two years ago, so I'm sorry if I shouldn't have bump it.
I'm just wondering about the phi calculator..
It sounds pretty amazing, but I have searched it online, and I couldn't find any RLE file of it. Can someone send me it, and if you can't make an RLE file, can you at least show me pictures and videos of how this pattern works?
I didn't found any information about it in the forum, and I didn't want to open a whole new thread just for that. I already have enough new threads.
Thanks ahead :)
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Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

Post by dvgrn » April 9th, 2013, 11:43 am

OHAD wrote:I'm just wondering about the phi calculator..
I was thinking about mentioning Calcyman's pi calculator [pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews] on the all-time-favorite-pattern thread that you started. The phi calculator is described in the same LifeNews writeup. The digit images were linked to valid copies of the files, but I've fixed the main links so they both work again as well. They're macrocell files for Golly rather than RLE, since an RLE file would be unnecessarily large.

I see there are some other interesting patterns from that time period, in the same folder on cranemtn.com as the last linked file in the article. Besides the fine-structure constant calculator (based on the phi calculator, and intended for the small-to-nonexistent audience that appreciates really bad Conway's Life shaggy-dog April Fool math jokes) there's also Calcyman's 3-digit hex counter and his universal computer-constructor, various Gemini guns, and so on. Maybe someone should grab a copy of some of these for the LifeWiki; the pi and phi calculators certainly need their own entries.

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