## Still Life problem

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### Still Life problem

This is a strange challenge, and it probably can be solved by a computer program, but here it is:
For a n-cell polyplet in Life, what is the specific n-cell polyplet that takes the most cells to stabilize? This is excluding Coolout Conjecture examples. For n = 1, 2, 3, and 4, the solutions are 4, 4, 7, and 13 respectively, with the polyplet with maximal stabilization in white:
`x = 6, y = 25, rule = LifeHistoryCA\$2A5\$2A\$2C4\$2.2A\$3.A\$3C\$A5\$4.2A\$2A3.A\$A2.C\$2.3C\$5.A\$4.2A!`

Does anyone understand what I mean? I think this might be an interesting problem, but I really don't know. Feel free to ask questions.
Things to work on:
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AforAmpere

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### Re: Still Life problem

Is it one of these? (probably not)
https://oeis.org/search?q=4%2C4%2C7%2C13&language=english&go=Search

By the way, polyplet or polyomino?
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Rhombic

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### Re: Still Life problem

No, that sequence is not it, it is a different thing. Use polyplets, essentially connected patterns, and only use polyplets that have no cells with 4 or more live neighbors (essentially use polyplets that can be stabilized). So exclude polyplets like this phase of the glider, where the middle cell in this phase has 4 cells around it:
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = LifeHistory.A\$.2A\$A.A!`

However, other patterns, like the other phase of the glider, have no cells with 4 or more neighbors, and can be stabilized:
`x = 6, y = 4, rule = LifeHistory.2C.2A\$C.C.2A\$A.C\$.2A!`
Things to work on:
- Find a (7,1)c/8 ship in a Non-totalistic rule (someone please search the rules)
- Find a C/10 in JustFriends
- Find a C/10 in Day and Night
AforAmpere

Posts: 998
Joined: July 1st, 2016, 3:58 pm