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## Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

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### Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

I actually didn't lose my stats!
EDIT: And not banned!
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### Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

I downloaded this wonderful program called Space Engine. It's interesting (since astronomy/astrophysics in general are interesting), and you can have fun flying spaceships around. Now I just need to learn how to avoid crashing into planets so much. (It turns out "autopilot" is really just "automatic crashing into selected object.")

I wonder if autopilot even attempts to reach the future position of the planet, instead of just going straight towards the object and then having to keep readjusting to keep heading straight towards it.

Edit:
'Bout 5 G's of acceleration, or 0 with the other (retro) engines turned on too.
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Got one of my friends to be my pondlife apgsearch slave . They can search 5x faster than I can.
EDIT: Actually it's something like 10x but I can't accurately measure
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drc wrote:Got one of my friends to be my pondlife apgsearch slave . They can search 5x faster than I can.

I have never done something like that before! How cruel!
I also got my friends interested in CA once. He played around in the Star Wars rule and found a cool ship. If you download my files on the Star Wars thread you can find it. (Hint: His name is Myles)
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Another geometry related thought: would the star polygon {4/2} be a compound of two digons, or a square stellated to infinity as in the tetrahemihexacron?
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muzik wrote:Another geometry related thought: would the star polygon {4/2} be a compound of two digons, or a square stellated to infinity as in the tetrahemihexacron?

Under common usage, {(n*a)/(n*b)} (where n, a, b are integers, and a and b are coprime) is commonly used to represent a compound of n a/b-gons (in this case, n = 2, a = 2, and b = 1, so it is a compound of 2 digons as you said) but a more professional notation, used here uses {(n*a)/(n*b)} to represent a different shape, an {a/b}-gon that closes after reaching the starting point n times. To visualize this for {6/2}, imagine drawing a triangle but continuing past the starting point and tracing each edge again before closing. The finished figure has six edges that overlap in three pairs. {4/2} would be a similar thing, a doubly-wound digon.

So to answer your question, {4/2} technically represents neither of the things you said, but it could be used to represent the compound of two digons under a casual interpretation. Many of your questions seem to relate to how naming systems (describing similarities between shapes) should get extended to cover unconventional cases which, while a fun exercise, usually produces the best results when you open your mind to the exact algorithm the naming system uses and apply it in the most literal way possible. Sometimes there is more than one way to do this; I prefer the notation I described as "technical" because it considers the shape topologically and only makes the edges the same length as an afterthought.

About the infinite stellation, I'm not as partial to this one because it requires the definition of vertices at infinity. I'm rather uncomfortable with the duals of hemipolyhedra for the same reason. I still never really tried to visualize the tetrahemihexacron, mostly because the 6 infinite extensions that only describe 3 vertices confuse me.

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### Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

Well, my two thoughts were these:

- The 2 in 4/2 means joining every second point in the outside to each other, without leaving out any points, giving the plus shape, and

- the 2 meaning the first stellation (since 1 means the convex polygon, so subtracting 1 from the 2 gives the first stellation), and since the two edges are parallel they would never meet and simply give an infinite figure.

So, more random shenanigans:

- Are there any polyhedra that are isogonal, isohedral and isotoxal, but the faces aren't all strictly regular polygons? I'm thinking the stellations of the icosahedron might count as these.

- Assuming that the figure {6/3} represents a star figure compound of three digons and not just a triply-wound digon, would this mean that the figure {3/1.5} would somehow be half of this? To me it would seem like a "perfect Y", with three equally spaced lines radiating out from a point, similarly to one of those fidget spinners, or the shape you can draw inside a hexagon to make it look like an opaque cube.
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Something that's always irritated me is music notated in 3/8 time. It's really just 3/4, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, or maybe a mixed combination of the previous ones.

6/4 divided up into 2 groups of 3 beats always used to irritate me a similar reason; it's normally just 2 3/4 bars ungainly smashed together; until I heard a piece where it wasn't just misnotated 3/4. By the way, 6/4 divided up the other way is one of my favorite time signatures, along with 11/8 and anything with a multiple of 5 in the numerator.
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I've tried experimenting with 11/4, 13/4, 17/4 and 19/4 recently. Nice set of quadruplet primes.
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I have been doing... other cellular automata ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). The topic title wasn't 'Things You've Been Doing Other Than Cellular Automata' XDDDDDDDDDDD...
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So have I!
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### Re: Things You've Been Doing Other Than CGoL

gameoflifemaniac wrote:I have been doing... other cellular automata ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).

You violated Rule #5, you used the wrong meme. The right meme is CSI
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I've been working on a large number notation comparable to Bowers' exploding array function and faster than Extensible-E notation, I believe. You just have to look it up. On the subject, Calcyman, you made the xi function right?
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Congratulations!!! You just made history by making the first post on these forums that mentions Jonathan Bowers!

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I don't know who that is, but I find it amusing how he's the only person on this list with no article.
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I'm kind of surprised that I'm the first, what experience do you have with Bowers and his notation gameoflifeboy? Also, I am working on a text based game, getting sub-20 solves on a Rubik's cube more consistently, I only have two, (my best is 18.89), and a couple other projects.
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- Find a C/10 in JustFriends
- Find a C/10 in Day and Night
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AforAmpere wrote:I'm kind of surprised that I'm the first

I see what you mean. The rational part of my mind knew it had to happen eventually, but I still knew how excited I would be when it happened because I always thought of Bowers as a person whose work was underappreciated.

I figured out about Bowers Exploding Array function in 2011, after I discovered his work with polytopes and then explored the rest of his site. I figured out how the arrays worked all the way up to early tetrational arrays, and then gave up trying to visualize them but trusted that Bowers had provided a foolproof way to turn any unsolved array into a space that could be filled with numbers to create another array; with that in mind I was able to understand legion arrays too, as they involve the repeated application of the "array of" function, which takes an unsolved array and turns it into another array to be filled with the same number. However, recently on Googology Wiki there has been talk on a way to "formalize" the array-of notation so there was a well-defined method of describing the space of an array by another array. Mostly this involves extending the definition of Bowers Exploding Array Function so that the arguments can be ordinals as well. The last time I checked, they hadn't gotten very far.

By the way, Calcyman's Xi function is completely different. It grows uncomputably fast, which means that it grows faster than all functions whose values can be computed by a theoretical computer with infinite memory and time. This means that Xi(n) will eventually become larger than any function made by taking a Bowers array and setting some entries to n. (Assuming, of course, that all array spaces really can be defined.)

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