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by Senso
December 23rd, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Unofficial symmetries
Replies: 4
Views: 4268

Re: Unofficial symmetries

So Catagolue could keep data for non-GoL CAs, like custom rulesets made by people in this forum. That's an interesting possibility.
by Senso
December 21st, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Python program with GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 3651

Re: A Python program with GUI

PySimpleGUI wrote:Comments and feedback welcomed.
Good job. I can't say anything else since you're not linking to your program.
by Senso
December 13th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urgent: please stop searching b3s23h (hexagonal)
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Re: Urgent: please stop searching b3s23h (hexagonal)

Well oops, that was me. I usually watch my instances pretty closely to make sure I'm not flooding but this one escaped me obviously. I'm very sorry about that. I wouldn't mind contributing to the hosting fund if that can someone fix my mistake. :oops:
by Senso
November 26th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Counterfeit Gliders
Replies: 98
Views: 49012

Re: Counterfeit Gliders

Er, never mind.
by Senso
November 25th, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: apgsearch - haul requests
Replies: 475
Views: 144688

Re: apgsearch - haul requests

What is this hacked script you speak of?
by Senso
November 24th, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Golly scripts
Replies: 242
Views: 185577

Re: Golly scripts

The first sentence in the getpop docs is "Return the current population as a string.". I'm a bit surprised that Python allows comparison of a string with an int -- seems a daft decision that is only likely to cause hard-to-find bugs. Anyway, if you only want to test if the population is non-zero th...
by Senso
November 23rd, 2018, 7:03 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Golly scripts
Replies: 242
Views: 185577

Re: Golly scripts

If you can get the same behavior back by re-adding time.sleep() calls, I'd be interested to try out that version of your script and see if it causes any trouble on my system. It really shouldn't be causing any particular trouble with Golly -- at least, no one has reported bad behavior related to ti...
by Senso
November 22nd, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Golly scripts
Replies: 242
Views: 185577

Re: Golly scripts

You could borrow various amounts of code from Golly's Scripts/Python/heisenburp.py if you want. In simplest form it's from time import sleep delay = .1 # units are seconds sleep(delay) but the delay could be controlled from the keyboard while the script is running, as heisenburp.py does with the + ...
by Senso
November 22nd, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Golly scripts
Replies: 242
Views: 185577

Re: Golly scripts

When trying a new rule or working on new CAs, I often want to generate many random soups in succession and see how they fare, to get a quick idea of pattern potentials, explosions, infinite growth, etc. I would normally do Control-n, select a 20x20 grid, hit Control-5, lay on the space key and repea...
by Senso
November 21st, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1469
Views: 502538

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

Saka wrote:Holy heck

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x = 13, y = 25, rule = PetriDish
.D3CD$2.C.C.2C$D2C.C.C$.C.C3.C$D2C$.D7C$D.8D$.D$2.5CD$.DC3.C.D3CD$2.
2C.3C.C.C$.DC4.3C.CD$2.2C2.C.C3D$.DC4.2C.D.D$2.6C2D$.DC2.C2D.D$2.C2.C
2.D$.3D4C$4.C2.4C$3.DC.C$4.DC$3.D.2C$4.2C$.4C.C$5.C!
This one obviously has to be named "Seahorse".
by Senso
November 20th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1469
Views: 502538

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

I have recently made the following rule: @RULE LineChaos I meant to toy with the randfill Golly function to work with special CAs where you don't really want full randomness inside the selection. So here's a small script that generates random LineChaos 20x2 patterns, always keeping the bottom row a...
by Senso
November 20th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1469
Views: 502538

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

My challenge is: Find the longest lived pattern that stabilizes into only still lives withing a 20x2 bounding box, longest known is 115 gens above. 145 gens: x = 20, y = 2, rule = LineChaos .C3BC2.3B.C.3B2CB$20A! Bonus comedy lol: x = 20, y = 2, rule = LineChaos 2BC2BC2BC2BC2BC2BC2B$20A! EDIT - str...
by Senso
November 18th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1469
Views: 502538

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

Wickstretcher in above rule: x = 21, y = 20, rule = PetriDish 16.A$14.A.AE$15.ACEBE$15.C.B2C$12.3AC2B2.A$13.C3EB3C$10.3ACB2.BEBE$ 11.C3E$8.3ACB$9.C3E$6.3ACB$7.C3E$4.3ACB$5.C3E$2.3ACB$3.C3E$3ACB$.C3E$ ACB$.2E! Nice, I spent some time trying to block one side of a stretcher from growing but without s...
by Senso
November 16th, 2018, 4:07 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1469
Views: 502538

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

I posted that rule made using Nutshell in Discord yesterday, there was some interest and some interesting patterns found. @RULE PetriDish ******************************** **** COMPILED FROM NUTSHELL **** **** v0.4.2 **** ******************************** 0: Empty 1: 1/2 hp 2: 1/2 food 3: 2/2 hp 4: 2/...
by Senso
November 6th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)
Replies: 467
Views: 109312

Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

Now, as for S6i... good question EDIT: S6i also plays a part later on. However, removing S3k does nothing. Will search... You're right, one step further, removing S3k and S3q does nothing to the original reflector (although removing both S3k and S3q does seem to produce mostly just linear-growths.
by Senso
November 6th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)
Replies: 467
Views: 109312

Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

This is not directly related to Snowflakes but I didn't think it warranted its own thread. As I was trying to better understand non-totalistic rules, I started tweaking the specs of b2ci3ai4c8s02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e to "see what would happen", for example if I removed the last 7e . It's obviously very...
by Senso
November 2nd, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Script request thread
Replies: 400
Views: 146608

Re: Script request thread

Ooh. Sadly I don't have slack. You can basically just parse the HTML page and keep a copy of the objects you've found and print the difference when it finds a new one. A REST API on Catagolue would be awesome though. ;) A quick and dirty script that checks Catagolue every 30 minutes is below. Be mi...
by Senso
November 1st, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Script request thread
Replies: 400
Views: 146608

Re: Script request thread

Someone should write an extension that checks a user's (most likely your) discoveries page every 30 minutes and reports anything new you've discovered. I wrote a quick script that does just that and posts new discoveries of mine on a slack channel. It scrapes the /<user>/all#discoveries page and co...