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by simeks
January 26th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Long-lived methuselahs
Replies: 76
Views: 80934

Re: Long-lived methuselahs

Anyways, this is old, but do you have the "new and optimized version", perchance? And by the way, it failed to report Bunnies 9 on a 8x8 grid: I don't have something new to release, sorry! It's still something I hope to work on in the future. The bounding box of Bunnies 9 is 8-by-7, not 8-by-8, and...
by simeks
January 16th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting
Replies: 57
Views: 27500

Re: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting

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by simeks
December 31st, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Long-lived methuselahs
Replies: 76
Views: 80934

Re: Long-lived methuselahs

In response to this : There are slightly longer-running Bunnies-variants with 10 initial cells than currently listed here . Here are two variants lasting 17431 generations: x = 7, y = 7, rule = LifeHistory 3.3A3$3A$3.A$4.A$5.2A! x = 9, y = 5, rule = LifeHistory 5.2A$3.A.A$3A$7.2A$8.A! EDIT: By the w...
by simeks
December 31st, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 180
Views: 317477

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

So this is where all the Life discussion goes on! My catalyst searcher found this interesting pi-heptomino reaction a couple of years ago. Maybe someone can do something useful with the spark. x = 18, y = 23, rule = B3/S23 13bo$12bo$12b3o8$2o$2o2$15b2o$14bo2bo$15b3o2$10bo2b3o$10b4o2bo$5bobo7b o$5b2...
by simeks
December 17th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2097
Views: 1201316

Re: Soup search results

Here's a minor power-law investigation relating to regular methuselahs: ... #C 62 soups, tub plus 2b3o$4bo$o3bo$o2bo$3o! x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 6bo2bo4bo$b2obo2bob2o$2b2o4b2o2b2obo$2bo2b3ob6o$b2obo2bo2bobo2bo$b2obo bobobo2bobo$3obob2o4b2obo$b2obob2ob3o2b2o$obobobo2bo2b2o$o2bo3b2o5bo$ 3o6b2ob...
by simeks
December 12th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 196
Views: 211522

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Continuing from my post in the Incomplete Search Patterns thread, here's a solution for a new G-to-X. Nice! Slightly smaller bounding box: x = 36, y = 46, rule = LifeHistory 16.2A.A$16.A.2A2$17.5A$12.2A2.A4.A12.2C$12.A2.A2.A9.2C5.C$13.A.A.2A9. C.C.3C$12.2A.A5.A8.C.C$15.A4.A.A7.2C$15.2A2.A2.A$20.2A$...
by simeks
December 10th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread
Replies: 526
Views: 119422

Re: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread

Near miss:

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x = 23, y = 37, rule = LifeHistory
11.2C$2.A8.C2.2C$3.A8.2C.C$.3A3$21.2C$20.C.C$21.C10$21.2C$2C19.2C$2C
6$2.2C$2.2C2$18.2C$18.C$19.3C$21.C$12.2C$12.C$13.3C$15.C!
by simeks
December 10th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Bellman
Replies: 158
Views: 115244

Re: Bellman

This would mean setting inhabit-gen to 1 should check every generation. However, when I use it, it only checks about 800 catalysts and halts, which makes me think it's expecting more than one cell to be alive in the region in every generation after gen 1, not in at least one. Is this correct, and i...
by simeks
December 5th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Bellman
Replies: 158
Views: 115244

Re: Bellman

However, Why does it give this as a valid result? Because the solution is accepted at generation 18 once the catalysts have been restored and then stable for (stable-interval = 10) generations. With your search parameters the check of the population doesn't start until generation 35, so that never ...
by simeks
December 3rd, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Bellman
Replies: 158
Views: 115244

Re: Bellman

I am not entirely sure how to use it, let's say I had the following case where the bounding box with two padded cells would represent the Bellman input [x+2,y+2]: Actually it's a good tip to always try to keep the evolving pattern within the first tile, which is 0-63 in both directions. If a patter...
by simeks
November 28th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

Never mind optimizing the right side. Just for fun then, here are clean-ups for the two sides with 72 gliders each! I'm currently working on a releasble version of my meteor shower search program. It will be interesting to see if these results can be improved much! x = 8985, y = 8712, rule = LifeHi...
by simeks
November 25th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

What search program did you use to produce this cleanup recipe for the Orthogonoid? It doesn't look like that code ever showed up anywhere like simeksgol . (?) The code is pretty well written and even reads input from a file! It doesn't output a lane list though, that should be fixed, and there are...
by simeks
November 24th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

With the simplest design I can think of, the only new single-channel recipes that will be needed are specialty elbow moves -- the block ends up not in SPEBOE position but on a nearby lane, 1hd through 6hd away from a "correct" elbow location. I just posted some recipes for converting a Pi elbow int...
by simeks
November 24th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Bellman
Replies: 158
Views: 115244

Re: Bellman

I have marked all additions with " // CXI " and the part that I need help with with "HELP". I made an attempt with this. It isn't very efficient, but I think it might work. Would you do some tests and check if it does what you expect it to do? Note: on line 791 I changed if((first_active_gen > 0) &...
by simeks
November 22nd, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 926
Views: 721869

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

A few final steps. Don't know if these are known or useful or anything: x = 148, y = 144, rule = LifeHistory 143.2A$44.2A32.2A63.2A$12.2A29.A.A30.3A.A$9.2A2.A29.A31.A4.A31.2A27. 4A$10.A.A27.2A.A28.A2.5A.2A.A23.2A.A.A26.A3.A$5.A3.A2.2A26.2A.A.A26. 3A4.A.A.2A22.A.A.A5.2A20.A.A$4.A.A2.A.A3.2A26.A.3A27....
by simeks
November 13th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 65618

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

A smaller p60 gun: x = 36, y = 27, rule = LifeHistory 22.2BA3B4.B$20.4B4A7B$3.B4.A5B.B2.7B4A6B$.6BABA5B2A8BA2BA5B2A$.4B2A3B A8B.5B4A3B.B2A$2A3B2A3BA4BABAB2A3B4A2B4.B$2AB.B2A3BA5B2A3BA2BA3B$.B4. BABA10BA2B$8.A5B2.BA2BA3B$16.B4.4B$14.2BAB4.4B$12.3B3A5.4B$11.2B2A3BA B4.4B$10.B.B3A2B2A5.4B$9.3B.3B.BA.A...
by simeks
November 12th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

... But when I checked 108b.txt, the glider showed up all right, but every RLE I tried gave a messy explosion instead of a cleanup. ... Strange, seems to be some subtle bug, and not strange that it affects all solutions in the 108b.txt file, because all solutions are identical up until glider 34. G...
by simeks
November 11th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 104
Views: 117769

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

New H-to-G, NE13T-7: x = 50, y = 80, rule = LifeHistory 9.D3.D.5D3.D4.3D2.5D7.5D$9.2D2.D.D6.2D3.D3.D3.D13.D$9.D.D.D.D7.D7.D3. D12.D$9.D2.2D.3D5.D5.2D4.D3.5D3.D$9.D3.D.D7.D7.D3.D10.D$9.D3.D.D7.D3. D3.D3.D9.D$9.D3.D.5D2.3D3.3D4.D9.D4$10.3D2.D3.D8.3D2.5D2.3D4.D$9.D3.D .D3.D7.D3.D3.D3.D3.D2.2D$9.D5.D3.D...
by simeks
November 5th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

Looks like your search code is finding natural versions of what I'd do if I had to build these zero-degree recipes manually: trigger an edge-shooting Herschel explosion in the right place, then shoot gliders sideways to clean up the extra debris far off to the side, then do a conventional search to...
by simeks
November 1st, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

... EDIT:[/b] Also, quick question: the current 0-degree toolkit is complete up to +/-59, I think, but there are strange and magical things that can be accomplished with a width around +/-80 or maybe +/-90, maybe even if the wider range toolkit isn't complete. How close to the edge of searchability...
by simeks
October 31st, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the CC Snark
Replies: 23
Views: 10032

Re: Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the CC Snark

It's also worth adding that Python is not required to run Bellman, it's only required for the newer version of the post-processing script. To run Bellman you only need the executable files from the repository https://github.com/simeksgol/BellmanWin_szlim and the python script for post-processing. M...
by simeks
October 30th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

EDIT: Also, quick question: the current 0-degree toolkit is complete up to +/-59, I think, but there are strange and magical things that can be accomplished with a width around +/-80 or maybe +/-90, maybe even if the wider range toolkit isn't complete. How close to the edge of searchability are tho...
by simeks
October 26th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

Anyway, I'm glad you said that, because I do have one other wish-list item open at the moment... it would be nice to have a slow-salvo recipe for the other parity of HWSS . Here are some new HWSS recipes: /* E00->E00, +10, xwss=(2, 0), (-43, -18) */ { 0, 109, 0, 95, 0, 127, 0, 0, 1, 155, 1, 130, 0,...
by simeks
October 21st, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

dvgrn wrote: Looks good! Thank you for granting another wish. Is there some kind of quota, or do I just have to make the wishes sound interesting enough?
No problem! I don't mind running a search like that every now and then. As long as it doesn't mean too much modification to existing software...
by simeks
October 20th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: New construction arms
Replies: 179
Views: 146197

Re: New construction arms

... However, there's another use case where you don't really want the elbow duplicated, you just want it moved quickly. For that I'd need a destructive recipe for a return glider on a lane 3hd from the single-channel lane. ... (Really the 3hd offset isn't a requirement. It could be any offset that ...