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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » January 30th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Saka wrote:THCTLH and UTHCTLON in a small 3x3 font both make a Glider-Producing SE

Great font! Not only minimal, but you can write Cthulhu in big block letters.

I am not sure what letters are legal. I avoided "I" to eliminate fixed/variable width ambiguity. Here is the complete font I tried:

CHJKLnOrSTUXYZ
x = 55, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobo3bobobobo3b3ob3ob3o2b2ob3obobobobobobob2o$o3b3obobob2o2bo3bobobobobo4bo3bo2bobo2bo3bo3bo$3obobob3obobob3obobob3obo3b2o3bo2b3obobo2bo3b2o!


The first switch-engine producing patterns I found were at 5 characters:
LCrXL
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
o3b3ob3obobobo$o3bo3bo4bo2bo$3ob3obo3bobob3o!


LHKKn
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
o3bobobobobobob3o$o3b3ob2o2b2o2bobo$3obobobobobobobobo!


THXnC
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobobobob3ob3o$bo2b3o2bo2bobobo$bo2bobobobobobob3o!


TYKJO
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobobobo3bob3o$bo3bo2b2o2bobobobo$bo3bo2bobob3ob3o!


UHHJY
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
obobobobobo3bobobo$obob3ob3obobo2bo$3obobobobob3o2bo!


nHHJY
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobobobo3bobobo$obob3ob3obobo2bo$obobobobobob3o2bo!


rCLXr
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3ob3obo3bobob3o$o3bo3bo4bo2bo$o3b3ob3obobobo!


rHKKU
x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobobobobobobobo$o3b3ob2o2b2o2bobo$o3bobobobobobob3o!


THXnC and some others produce the glider-shooting variety.

Here is the lexically first one I found that starts with "CTHULHU" (I tried internal insertions as well, but it did not shorten the string).

CTHULHUCUYSH
x = 47, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3ob3obobobobobo3bobobobob3obobobobo2b2obobo$o4bo2b3obobobo3b3obobobo3bobo2bo3bo2b3o$3o2bo2bobob3ob3obobob3ob3ob3o2bo2b2o2bobo!


I hope I have not awakened the Old Ones!
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » January 30th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Two Cthulhu patterns that produce glider-shooting switch engines:

SCTHULHUOZLO
x = 47, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
b2ob3ob3obobobobobo3bobobobob3ob2o2bo3b3o$bo2bo4bo2b3obobobo3b3obobobobo2bo2bo3bobo$2o2b3o2bo2bobob3ob3obobob3ob3o2b2ob3ob3o!


TYYSrCTHULHU
x = 47, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobobobo2b2ob3ob3ob3obobobobobo3bobobobo$bo3bo3bo3bo2bo3bo4bo2b3obobobo3b3obobo$bo3bo3bo2b2o2bo3b3o2bo2bobob3ob3obobob3o!
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby Macbi » January 30th, 2019, 4:09 pm

pcallahan wrote:SCTHULHUOZLO

That one is nearly pronounceable, at least in the sense that "scth" is no harder to say than the already-difficult "cth".
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » January 30th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Duh! Of course I can add capital I, and get this one with 4 characters and initial population 25.

UJZI
x = 15, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
obo3bob2o2b3o$obobobo2bo3bo$3ob3o2b2ob3o!


Nothing better with Cthulhu, though.
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » January 30th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Macbi wrote:
pcallahan wrote:SCTHULHUOZLO

That one is nearly pronounceable, at least in the sense that "scth" is no harder to say than the already-difficult "cth".


Perhaps it needs additional Lovecraftian punctuation: S'Cthulhu Oz! Lö!

Which probably means something like "Wake up, big guy! Breakfast is served."

(Use with caution.)
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby Saka » January 31st, 2019, 5:33 am

pcallahan wrote:
Saka wrote:THCTLH and UTHCTLON in a small 3x3 font both make a Glider-Producing SE

Great font! Not only minimal, but you can write Cthulhu in big block letters.
...

The only letters I originally made were actually just CHIJLnOrTUY:
x = 43, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobob3ob3obo3b3ob3ob3ob3obobobobo$o3b3o2bo3bo2bo3bobobobobo4bo2bobob
3o$3obobob3ob2o2b3obobob3obo4bo2b3o2bo!

THCTOUNL, GPSE
x = 31, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobob3ob3ob3obobob3obo$bo2b3obo4bo2bobobobobobobo$bo2bobob3o2bo2b3ob
3obobob3o!


THCTRH, SE. Very similar to THCTLH which makes a GPSE
x = 23, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3obobob3ob3ob3obobo$bo2b3obo4bo2bo3b3o$bo2bobob3o2bo2bo3bobo!

NCOURLUU
x = 31, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3ob3ob3obobob3obo3bobobobo$obobo3bobobobobo3bo3bobobobo$obob3ob3ob3obo
3b3ob3ob3o!


Pronouncable: RORJUC, SE
x = 23, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3ob3ob3ob3obobob3o$o3bobobo4bo2bobobo$o3b3obo3b2o2b3ob3o!
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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!

(Check gen 2)
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby Saka » February 1st, 2019, 11:53 pm

UCONLHNT, SE
x = 31, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
obob3ob3ob3obo3bobob3ob3o$obobo3bobobobobo3b3obobo2bo$3ob3ob3obobob3ob
obobobo2bo!
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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!

(Check gen 2)
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby Hunting » March 1st, 2019, 8:05 am

x = 11, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
4bobob3o$4bobo3bo$3ob3ob3o$2bo5bo$3ob3obo!


What if we search for patterns ONLY made by these strange characters?

The first one... ɔ, maybe?
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x = 4, y = 6, rule = B2e3i4at/S1c23cijn4a
o2bo$4o3$4o$o2bo!
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » March 1st, 2019, 1:26 pm

Hunting wrote:The first one... ɔ, maybe?


Sure, but you need some way to remember them. Maybe they are similar enough to math symbols (or the APL character set!).
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby PkmnQ » March 1st, 2019, 9:00 pm

Of course, you ignore
x = 8, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
6bo$4bob2o$4bobo$4bo$2bo$obo!

and pretend it's hard to remember.
x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S3
2o$2bo$obo!
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Re: Infinite growth patterns easy to memorize and enter by hand

Postby pcallahan » March 1st, 2019, 9:06 pm

PkmnQ wrote:Of course, you ignore
x = 8, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
6bo$4bob2o$4bobo$4bo$2bo$obo!

and pretend it's hard to remember.


It is hard to pronounce anyway. I agree that small patterns can be memorized visually, but it is a little hard to explain to people.
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