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by Hooloovoo
January 16th, 2020, 1:47 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 43
Views: 6354

Re: A new spaceship search approach

I don't think it's multi-threaded like ikpx and qfind, and I'm not sure how well the search space can be split up. It does require a seedcolumn, so you could still split the search up based on that. The shell scripts have a $threads variable which is passed to the rust program. Often, however, one ...
by Hooloovoo
January 13th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 126
Views: 1645

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

flame, flame
by Hooloovoo
January 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: dr Discussion Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: dr Discussion Thread

Since I'm using dr to smash oscillators together I need to run it a lot of times. Depending on the specific oscillators, a single pair can take from hundreds to thousands of runs, with each run taking (again depending on specifics) around 5 seconds on average, or a couple hours for the whole run. I ...
by Hooloovoo
January 5th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542009

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's a 4n-1 reaction of 1-2-3-4: x = 14, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$5bo$2o2bo$o2bob3o$bobobo2bo$2obo3bo2b2o$bo6b2o2bo$bob5o2bo2bo$2bo 4bobob2o$obob2o3bobo$2o2bo2bobo3bo$4bob2ob5o$5bo2bo$6b2o2b2o$11bo$10bo $10b2o! like the 6n+1, this would also work at p19. A small p12, also with a 1-2-3-4 in it. I...
by Hooloovoo
January 4th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: dr Discussion Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: dr Discussion Thread

Could someone with access to the wiki add dr to the LifeWiki:Life Links page? The Drifter page could also use a link to this thread.

EDIT by dvgrn: Done! If you'd like to have editing access to the LifeWiki yourself, just create a 'Hooloovoo' user there and let me know.
by Hooloovoo
January 4th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542009

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I am using a file called just dr.c, but I'm not exactly sure where I found it. I'm nearly positive it was from somewhere on the forums, but I recall it being relatively hard to find - the forum doesn't like to search for "dr" since it's too short. Wow, it is hard to find. I was the one who posted i...
by Hooloovoo
January 4th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542009

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Excellent! I'd love to know more about your methodology. How do you find the stable background? Do you test all phase combinations? Even for periods with gcd=1, some phase combinations will cause the pattern to self destruct, while others will result in a phase shift oscillator ... Also, do you use...
by Hooloovoo
January 3rd, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542009

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I'm pretty sure this 6n+1 phase-shift reaction is new: x = 20, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 $8b2o$7bo2bo$7bobo3bo$8bob4o2bo$10bo3b3o$9bo3bo$5b2obo3bobo$4bobob2o3b 2o$3bo2bo8b2o$3bobob8o2bo$2b2obobo7b2o$5bo2b2obo2bo$5bobobob4o$6b2obo$ 8b2ob2o$4b3o3bobo$4bo2b3o$7bo! I'm currently working on a method Sokwe su...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15876

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

It's starting to seem like a good idea to just give a short comment section for most of these large patterns, and then point to more information whenever that's available. It's usually not very easy to pack information into 70-column ASCII text in a readable way, so let's put the details on the Lif...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Universal construction of complex patterns from 1 cell
Replies: 25
Views: 7004

Re: Universal construction of complex patterns from 1 cell

A minor annoyance with this approach is that it opens the Help window. It's easy to avoid that by creating a zip file with a single Lua script that writes the .rule file in the right place and then writes and opens a temporary pattern file.is: snip I have two questions about this: Is this approach ...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15876

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

I think a caterloopillar fits in the self-cons category. In the caterloopillar topic, you noted Have been watching the Caterloopillar in action, and it's really impressive how many interlocking problems have been solved and wrapped up in a nice neat package. and I agree. Faster Caterloopillars are b...
by Hooloovoo
December 8th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extended pattern collection for Golly
Replies: 30
Views: 15876

Re: Extended pattern collection for Golly

I'm currently unable to download certain patterns in the Very Large Patterns page from within Golly. I tested with a couple-days-old build from git. The patterns that don't work for me are: Hydra, Lighspeed Telegraph, 10hd Demonoid, 0E0P Metacell, and Mersenne-82589933. When I check the links in a b...
by Hooloovoo
October 29th, 2019, 2:20 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 46
Views: 2137

Re: Updating website

I think the formating in the Forum Rules post has changed. I'm guessing that code and /code tags should be in plain text somehow, and the wiki tags shouldn't be in the code block.
by Hooloovoo
November 7th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Various cellular automata discovered on graphing calculators
Replies: 18
Views: 3899

Re: Various cellular automata discovered on graphing calculators

Segmentations is B12/S13 target is b2/s23 runes looks to be the same as segmentation shine is b24/s23 Growing Crystallization is b23/s3 glint is b24/s34 When coding in TI-BASIC for things like cellular automata, a faster way of storing data than a list of pixels that are 'on' is to simply use the pi...
by Hooloovoo
November 5th, 2018, 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 30191

Re: Golly 3.2

Welp, I seem to have missed it. I'll still ping the official maintainer about it. I'll bring it up on the IRC channel, and I'll definitely make sure to join for the next one.
by Hooloovoo
November 3rd, 2018, 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 30191

Re: Golly 3.2

Does anyone else use gentoo, and can help to push this through the system?
https://bugs.gentoo.org/661360
(is there a packaging thread that would be more appropriate?)
by Hooloovoo
August 7th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Life 'Snap Circuits'
Replies: 14
Views: 9751

Re: Life 'Snap Circuits'

How about something like this for input and output? x = 130, y = 130, rule = LifeHistory 64.2D$64.2D20$88.A$87.A$42.2D43.3A$42.D.D$42.D15$23.A$21.A.A$22.2A80. 3D$106.D$105.D20$2D126.2D$2D126.2D20$24.D$23.D$23.3D80.2A$106.A.A$ 106.A15$87.D$85.D.D$40.3A43.2D$42.A$41.A20$64.2D$64.2D! Having more than o...
by Hooloovoo
July 16th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 30191

Re: Golly 3.2

As far as I can tell, the version of golly in most linux distributions is ancient (at least gentoo and debian have 2.8, and android has 2.6 iirc). Are the maintainers of the Golly packages generally associated with the community, or the distro? I think it would be worth it to have community members ...
by Hooloovoo
July 16th, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: apgsearch and Python 3.x
Replies: 12
Views: 4345

Re: apgsearch and Python 3.x

Python 2.x is still being used by about a quarter of Python programmers, almost ten years after the first usable Python 3.x came out. I'm not sure when or if it will become a priority for the Golly Gang to make the jump to 3.x. Python 2.7 support will cease before 2020 as specified in PEP 0373 . It...
by Hooloovoo
July 11th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 43
Views: 6354

Re: A new spaceship search approach

How do you set up a seed for a given search?
by Hooloovoo
June 27th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Tori in B3/S23
Replies: 63
Views: 24970

Re: Small Tori in B3/S23

A few questions about bounded-grid enumeration: Has anyone attempted searches on grids other than unshifted tori? I'd imagine that there might be a similar amount of patterns on shifted tori and klein bottles. Have FPGAs been considered for this type of search? You could easily do one generation per...
by Hooloovoo
April 23rd, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Idea: Distributed computing simulation
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Re: Idea: Distributed computing simulation

Before we can simulate a single small pattern in parallel over a high-latency low-bandwidth link like the internet, we would first need a way to efficiently do that locally on one computer. Bigger patterns are a different story. 1000000 is around 2^20, so a 1000000x1000000 grid would take up around ...
by Hooloovoo
April 22nd, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3505
Views: 420809

Re: Random posts

This is the right link, trolling aside.
by Hooloovoo
March 31st, 2018, 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.1
Replies: 29
Views: 12859

Re: Golly 3.1

Andrew wrote: A new version of Golly for Android is pretty much ready to release but I've been busy doing other more interesting stuff. Probably won't get released until after Golly 3.2b1 is announced, and that's at least 2 or 3 months away.
When there is a release, it would be great to see it on f-droid :)
by Hooloovoo
March 26th, 2018, 1:56 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Ikpx and grills
Replies: 98
Views: 43351

Re: Ikpx and grills

have either of you tried running linux on your x86 box? That should be way faster than a pi.

I suspect there are some differences in windows threading (maybe) or IPC (likely??) which causes problems, if you're getting no output at all.