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Experimenting with an intermediate neighbourhood

In the hope of being able to search a rule space that is even more gradated than Generations, I've started playing with rules with a weighted intermediate between Moore and von Neumann, counting the Moore cells as 2 and the corner cells as 1 giving a neighbour count range of 0-12 for survival and bi...
by ynotds
November 29th, 2010, 9:50 am
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Experimenting with an intermediate neighbourhood
Replies: 11
Views: 9391

A couple of distictively different puffers

Found these overnight in my saves from that fifth seed in the post above at 35,000 and 45,000. Both worth a look: x = 12, y = 8, rule = 3458/37/4 8.C2A$7.B.B2A$7.C3A$.2A.A.A$2AB6A$.2A.A2.B2A$5.C3A$6.B! x = 8, y = 10, rule = 3458/37/4 4.CA$4.B3A...
by ynotds
November 14th, 2010, 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: 3458/37/4
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

3458/37/4

I suspect nobody has had much of a look at this as it very quickly delivers one of the holy grails of CA, which I'll get to at the bottom for those who are impatient. But really it is a case where it can be more fun to discover for yourself. So I'd recommend starting with one of the five viable orth...
by ynotds
November 14th, 2010, 7:47 am
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: 3458/37/4
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: Star Wars Rule

Interesting ideas to cover would how some configurations become spaceships of longer periods, how such spaceships can become rakes or puffers, how some spaceships that could be described by a binary tree cannot actually be built, or are unstable and decay into something else. Finally, there are som...
by ynotds
September 29th, 2010, 2:52 am
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Star Wars Rule
Replies: 147
Views: 34105

Re: Star Wars Rule

Clearly, I've been so focused on 345/3/6 (aka LivingOnTheEdge) that I've all but forgotten Methuselahs, or at least come to think of their end state as "debris", so I've not been surprised that most of the Star Wars patterns I've run on have shown no sign of stabilising. I have run the dia...
by ynotds
September 28th, 2010, 7:10 am
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Star Wars Rule
Replies: 147
Views: 34105

Re: Star Wars Rule

If I can sidetrack a bit from the logic circuits, I've been playing with this rule off and on for a few months, mostly through long runs starting from a couple of deliberately asymmetric variants I made based on the common diamond growth pattern: x = 12, y = 7, rule = 345/2/4 ABC$ABC.A$2.ABC...
by ynotds
September 26th, 2010, 9:29 am
 
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Star Wars Rule
Replies: 147
Views: 34105
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