The scoring system isn't actually used anymore, but the Python script used it to determine which soups were the most "interesting." Every sufficiently rare object is given a point value which is added on to the soup's overall score if it appears. For example, a soup producing both a pulsar and an MWSS would have a score of 17, as determined by this list:

`# A dict of objects in the form {"identifier": ("common name", points)}`

#

# As a rough heuristic, an object is worth 15 + log2(n) points if it

# is n times rarer than the pentadecathlon.

#

# Still-lifes are limited to 10 points.

# p2 oscillators are limited to 20 points.

# p3 and p4 oscillators are limited to 30 points.

self.commonnames = {"xp3_co9nas0san9oczgoldlo0oldlogz1047210127401": ("pulsar", 8),

"xp15_4r4z4r4": ("pentadecathlon", 15),

"xp2_2a54": ("clock", 16),

"xp2_31ago": ("bipole", 17),

"xp2_0g0k053z32": ("quadpole", 18),

"xp2_g8gid1e8z1226": ("great on-off", 19),

"xp2_rhewehr": ("spark coil", 19),

"xp8_gk2gb3z11": ("figure-8", 20),

"xp4_37bkic": ("mold", 21),

"xp2_31a08zy0123cko": ("quadpole on ship", 20),

"xp2_g0k053z11": ("tripole", 20),

"xp4_ssj3744zw3": ("mazing", 23),

"xp8_g3jgz1ut": ("blocker", 24),

"xp3_695qc8zx33": ("jam", 24),

"xp30_w33z8kqrqk8zzzw33": ("cis-queen-bee-shuttle", 24),

"xp30_w33z8kqrqk8zzzx33": ("trans-queen-bee-shuttle", 24),

"xp4_8eh5e0e5he8z178a707a871": ("cloverleaf", 25),

"xp5_idiidiz01w1": ("octagon II", 26),

"xp6_ccb7w66z066": ("unix", 26),

"xp14_j9d0d9j": ("tumbler", 27),

"xp3_025qzrq221": ("trans-tub-eater", 28),

"xp3_4hh186z07": ("caterer", 29),

"xp3_025qz32qq1": ("cis-tub-eater", 30),

"xp8_wgovnz234z33": ("Tim Coe's p8", 31),

"xp5_3pmwmp3zx11": ("fumarole", 33),

"xp46_330279cx1aad3y833zx4e93x855bc": ("cis-twin-bees-shuttle", 35),

"xp46_330279cx1aad3zx4e93x855bcy8cc": ("trans-twin-bees-shuttle", 35),

"yl144_1_16_afb5f3db909e60548f086e22ee3353ac": ("block-laying switch engine", 16),

"yl384_1_59_7aeb1999980c43b4945fb7fcdb023326": ("glider-producing switch engine", 17),

"xp10_9hr": ("[HighLife] p10", 6),

"xp7_13090c8": ("[HighLife] p7", 9),

"xq48_07z8ca7zy1e531": ("[HighLife] bomber", 9),

"xq4_153": ("glider", 0),

"xq4_6frc": ("lightweight spaceship", 7),

"xq4_27dee6": ("middleweight spaceship", 9),

"xq4_27deee6": ("heavyweight spaceship", 12),

"xq7_3nw17862z6952": ("loafer", 70),

"xp2_7": ("blinker", 0),

"xs4_33": ("block", 0),

"xs4_252": ("tub", 0),

"xs5_253": ("boat", 0),

"xs6_bd": ("snake", 0),

"xs6_356": ("ship", 0),

"xs6_696": ("beehive", 0),

"xs6_25a4": ("barge", 0),

"xs6_39c": ("carrier", 0),

"xp2_7e": ("toad", 0),

"xp2_318c": ("beacon", 0),

"xs7_3lo": ("long snake", 0),

"xs7_25ac": ("long boat", 0),

"xs7_178c": ("eater", 0),

"xs7_2596": ("loaf", 0),

"xs8_178k8": ("twit", 0),

"xs8_32qk": ("hook with tail", 0),

"xs8_69ic": ("mango", 0),

"xs8_6996": ("pond", 0),

"xs8_25ak8": ("long barge", 0),

"xs8_3pm": ("shillelagh", 0),

"xs8_312ko": ("canoe", 0),

"xs8_31248c": ("very long snake", 0),

"xs8_35ac": ("long ship", 0),

"xs12_g8o653z11": ("ship-tie", 0),

"xs14_g88m952z121": ("half-bakery", 0),

"xs14_69bqic": ("paperclip", 0),

"xs9_31ego": ("integral sign", 0),

"xs10_g8o652z01": ("boat-tie", 0),

"xs14_g88b96z123": ("big ess", 0),

"xs16_g88m996z1221": ("bipond", 0),

"xs12_raar": ("table on table", 0),

"xs9_4aar": ("hat", 0),

"xs10_35ako": ("very long ship", 0),

"xs9_178ko": ("trans boat with tail", 0),

"xs15_354cgc453": ("moose antlers", 0),

"xs14_6970796": ("cis-mirrored r-bee", 0),

"xs10_32qr": ("block on table", 0),

"xs16_j1u0696z11": ("beehive on dock", 0),

"xs14_j1u066z11": ("block on dock", 0),

"xs11_g8o652z11": ("boat tie ship", 0),

"xs9_25ako": ("very long boat", 0),

"xs16_69egmiczx1": ("scorpion", 0),

"xs18_rhe0ehr": ("dead spark coil", 0),

"xs17_2ege1ege2": ("twinhat", 0),

"xs10_178kk8": ("beehive with tail", 0),

"xs10_69ar": ("loop", 0),

"xs14_69bo8a6": ("fourteener", 0),

"xs14_39e0e93": ("bookends", 0),

"xs9_178kc": ("cis boat with tail", 0),

"xs12_330f96": ("block and cap", 0),

"xs10_358gkc": ("10.003",0),

"xs12_330fho": ("trans block and longhook", 0),

"xs10_g0s252z11": ("prodigal sign", 0),

"xs11_g0s453z11": ("elevener", 0),

"xs14_6is079c": ("cis-rotated hook", 0),

"xs14_69e0eic": ("trans-mirrored R-bee", 0),

"xs11_ggm952z1": ("trans loaf with tail", 0),

"xs15_j1u06a4z11": ("cis boat and dock", 0),

"xs20_3lkkl3z32w23": ("mirrored dock", 0),

"xs12_178br": ("12.003",0),

"xs12_3hu066": ("cis block and longhook", 0),

"xs12_178c453": ("eater with nine", 0),

"xs10_0drz32": ("broken snake", 0),

"xs9_312453": ("long shillelagh", 0),

"xs10_3215ac": ("boat with long tail", 0),

"xs14_39e0e96": ("cis-hook and R-bee", 0),

"xs13_g88m96z121": ("beehive at loaf", 0),

"xs14_39e0eic": ("trans hook and R-bee", 0),

"xs10_3542ac": ("S-ten", 0),

"xs15_259e0eic": ("trans R-bee and R-loaf", 0),

"xs11_178jd": ("11-loop", 0),

"xs9_25a84c": ("tub with long tail", 0),

"xs15_3lkm96z01": ("bee-hat", 0),

"xs14_g8o0e96z121": ("cis-rotated R-bee", 0),

"xs13_69e0mq": ("R-bee and snake", 0),

"xs11_69lic": ("11.003", 0),

"xs12_6960ui": ("beehive and table", 0),

"xs16_259e0e952": ("cis-mirrored R-loaf", 0),

"xs10_1784ko": ("8-snake-eater", 0),

"xs13_4a960ui": ("ortho loaf and table", 0),

"xs9_g0g853z11": ("long canoe", 0),

"xs18_69is0si96": ("[cis-mirrored R-mango]", 0),

"xs11_178kic": ("cis loaf with tail", 0),

"xs16_69bob96": ("symmetric scorpion", 0),

"xs13_0g8o653z121": ("longboat on ship", 0),

"xs12_o4q552z01": ("beehive at beehive", 0),

"xs10_ggka52z1": ("trans barge with tail", 0),

"xs12_256o8a6": ("eater on boat", 0),

"xs14_6960uic": ("beehive with cap", 0),

"xs12_2egm93": ("snorkel loop", 0),

"xs12_2egm96": ("beehive bend tail", 0),

"xs11_g0s253z11": ("trans boat with nine", 0),

"xs15_3lk453z121": ("trans boat and dock", 0),

"xs19_69icw8ozxdd11": ("[mango with block on dock]", 0),

"xs13_2530f96": ("[cis boat and cap]", 0),

"xs11_2530f9": ("cis boat and table", 0),

"xs14_4a9m88gzx121": ("[bi-loaf2]", 0),

"xs11_ggka53z1": ("trans longboat with tail", 0),

"xs18_2egm9a4zx346": ("[loaf eater tail]", 0),

"xs15_4a9raic": ("[15-bent-paperclip]", 0),

"xs11_3586246": ("[11-snake]",0),

"xs11_178b52": ("[11-boat wrap tail]", 0),

"xs14_08u1e8z321": ("[hat join hook]", 0),

"xs14_g4s079cz11": ("[cis-mirrored offset hooks]", 0),

"xs13_31egma4": ("[13-boat wrap eater]", 0),

"xs14_69960ui": ("pond and table", 0),

"xs13_255q8a6": ("[eater tie beehive]", 0),

"xs15_09v0ccz321": ("[hook join table and block]",0)}