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Complexity and structure

I have heard that Caterpillar is made out of pi heptominos and that Golly can barely cope with Caterpillar. I have accidentally crashed Golly twice and would like to know if the pi heptomino part and Golly barely being able to cope with Caterpillar are true or not. -wwei23

Yes. I've tried to run the Caterpillar myself, and it proceeds at less than a generation per second on my machine. With modern Life technology, it's definitely possible to make a smaller 17c/45 spaceship that could run at a decent clip, but that hasn't been a priority. Kazyan (talk) 07:29, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Interesting. -wwei23, 3:22 15 September 2015(NYC time)

Full caterpillar picture for infobox

Shield bug, Centipede, Waterbear and universal constructor based spaceships all have pictures of the whole spaceship in their infoboxes, whilst the Caterpillar only has the top of the ship. It would be nice to have a picture of the whole caterpillar in the infobox, but having one where you can make out the structure of it but the picture doesn't take over and stretch the whole page might be difficult. - AwesoMan3000 (talk) 13:35, 6 July 2016 (UTC)