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by MikeP
November 18th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 46
Views: 2088

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Speaking of only having two ∏→∏ conduits, how do we not have a PF30 conduit (extracting the ∏ that already forms in the ∏-heptomino's evolution 30 generations later and 9 cells ahead)? Well, there is this thing: #C pi-heptomino conduits: Dean Hickerson, 17 February 1997 #C Herschel-to-pi stage by P...
by MikeP
October 23rd, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

After just over 100bn soups in T29x33 I have the following period statistics: 1: 23339265523 2: 77087261915 3: 20124173 4: 25796 5: 202 6: 31545234 8: 28743 10: 462 12: 10 14: 404 15: 216520 24: 8 30: 460690 46: 1 116: 6581153 132: 4711752 348: 1121 488: 4 660: 7 1194: 119 1740: 23 1914: 409 3828: 3...
by MikeP
October 22nd, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1673

Re: Agar discussion thread

Hunting wrote:
October 22nd, 2020, 2:36 am
OCAgar development version implements all ideas above
How does OCAgar generate apgcodes for wicks and agars?

Also how many soups per second can it process?
by MikeP
October 21st, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1673

Re: Agar discussion thread

Has anyone thought about how to define apgcodes for agars and wicks? I'm approaching 80,000,000,000 soups in T29x33 and I've got quite a few duplicates. I can assign apgcodes to the bounded patterns that crop up, but I'd like to do something similar with the unbounded ones. They don't have bounding ...
by MikeP
October 20th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2144
Views: 1063768

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Yes - they do interact on their own, don't they? It just takes a couple of cycles for them to get there. Doh.
by MikeP
October 20th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2144
Views: 1063768

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

I was able to get them to interact by trying a few random fills behind them until I found one that didn't destroy the ships. #CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0 x = 19, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$b4o$2ob2o9bo$b2o11bo$7bobo4b2o2bo$6b2o2bo7bo$7bobo4b2o2bo$b2o10b 2obo$2ob2o10bo$b4o7b2obo$2b2o8b2obo$3bo9b2o$bo3bo$o5bo...
by MikeP
October 20th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1673

Re: Agar discussion thread

Well, just as one example, the glider-block-cycle can be extended as far as you like: #CXRLE Pos=-7,-5 Gen=4261 x = 21, y = 9, rule = B3/S23:T32,32 2o$2o14b2o$16b2o2$13b2o4b2o$13b2o4b2o$13bobo2bobo$13bo6bo$14bo4bo! OK, it's a wick, not an agar, but the principle remains - its period can be made larg...
by MikeP
October 20th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1673

Re: Agar discussion thread

Yup, it's easy to construct agars with arbitrarily large periods. What about naturally occurring ones, though? The other day I found this one, which appears to be p9440 on the face of it, though it's actually only p590 if you take the symmetry into account: #CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0 x = 31, y = 32, rule ...
by MikeP
October 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 577
Views: 416277

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

I figured that I therefore might be able to get some useful advice for you, like how to sort through all of the ideas and figure out which are the most practical. I can't suggest anything beyond trying them and seeing which ones work. Every Life search program I've seen suffers from the "limitation...
by MikeP
October 14th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

I have four seeds for this agar now, out of about 1.461 billion candidates tested, making its frequency about 2.7 parts per billion which seems astonishingly high; the patterns I posted earlier in the thread appeared after running searches for much longer, and I only have a single soup for each. I d...
by MikeP
October 14th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

Another strange one: #CXRLE Pos=-58,-60 Gen=18609 x = 116, y = 124, rule = B3/S23:T116,132 2o27b2o27b2o27b2o$2bo25bo2bo25bo2bo25bo2bo25bo$bo26bobo26bobo26bobo26b o$o28bo28bo28bo$9b2o27b2o27b2o27b2o$8bo2bo25bo2bo25bo2bo25bo2bo$9b2o 27b2o27b2o27b2o2$9bo28bo28bo28bo$8b3o4bo8bo12b3o4bo8bo12b3o4bo8bo12b3...
by MikeP
October 10th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

#CXRLE Pos=-6,-49 Gen=2858 x = 18, y = 99, rule = B3/S23:T62,99 5bo4bo3b2obo$6bob8obo$9b8o$8b2o4b2o$7b3o$7b2o$7b2ob2o$10bo$5b4obo$5bo 3bo$4bo$4bo5bo$5bo2b2o$6b2o15$9bo$8b3o$7b4o$6bo5b4o$3o2bo7b4o$5bo4bo3b 2obo$6bob8obo$9b8o$8b2o4b2o$7b3o$7b2o$7b2ob2o$10bo$5b4obo$5bo3bo$4bo$ 4bo5bo$5bo2b2o$6b2o15$9b...
by MikeP
October 3rd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

I had a hunch that there might be interesting things lurking in the non-square toroids, which I haven't heard of anyone trying to search before. I wrote a basic searcher that runs on an FPGA. It chooses random soups, runs them until periodic, throws out all the p1s and p2s, and reports the rest to s...
by MikeP
October 2nd, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2328
Views: 1485849

Re: Soup search results

#CXRLE Pos=-62,-64 x = 124, y = 128, rule = B3/S23:T124,128 16b2o29b2o29b2o29b2o$16b2o29b2o29b2o29b2o6$19b2o29b2o29b2o29b2o$18bo2b o27bo2bo27bo2bo27bo2bo$18bo2bo27bo2bo27bo2bo27bo2bo$19b2o29b2o29b2o29b 2o3$23b3o28b3o28b3o28b3o$5b2o18bo10b2o18bo10b2o18bo10b2o18bo$5b2o17bo 11b2o17bo11b2o17bo11b2o17bo...
by MikeP
September 22nd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2984
Views: 1175316

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

I'd be surprised if this wick hasn't been found already, but it was new to me.

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#CXRLE Pos=-7,-5 Gen=4261
x = 21, y = 9, rule = B3/S23:T32,32
2o$2o14b2o$16b2o2$13b2o4b2o$13b2o4b2o$13bobo2bobo$13bo6bo$14bo4bo!
by MikeP
September 11th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 483417

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Sorry - I'll admit I've been lazy and haven't read all 69 pages of this thread. 1- Is the LifeViewer documentation available somewhere online, rather than scrolling through it all inside the application itself? 2- How can I make a really tiny one for looking at localised regions of a pattern? I trie...
by MikeP
September 11th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1637
Views: 716575

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Wouldn't that only rule out gutter symmetry? There is a live stator cell in the gutter immediately below the two central rotor cells. It remains live throughout, despite the cell above it both living and dying. This can only happen if it has exactly 2 live stator neighbours. In a symmetrical config...
by MikeP
September 11th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 577
Views: 416277

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

Re the Bandersnatch : This reflector doesn't win Mike Playle's award, since the requirements are: To be explicit, the reflector must fit in a 25x25 bounding box, and have a repeat time of 50 generations or less. Whereas, mine and EE's reflector: Mine and EE's reflector fits in a 32x28 bounding box, ...
by MikeP
September 11th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1637
Views: 716575

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

wwei23 wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Can it be made symmetric?
No. Two cells in the central column become live. They can only do this if they have 3 live neighbours, which is impossible if the pattern is perfectly symmetric.
by MikeP
May 3rd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: "Posts per page" URL parameter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: "Posts per page" URL parameter?

Fantastic - that's exactly what I wanted to do - thanks very much!
by MikeP
May 2nd, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: "Posts per page" URL parameter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

"Posts per page" URL parameter?

Is there an URL parameter I can set to display more posts on each page? Ideally, all of them.

I'd like to download the entire Oscillator Discussion Thread and try to extract all the oscillators automatically.
by MikeP
March 8th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: RLE grammar
Replies: 11
Views: 8350

Re: RLE grammar

There's also the #P syntax -- "P" | "R" ; top-left corner coordinates -- but that also hasn't seen much of any use except maybe in Xlife. Bellman's input files use the #P syntax. The format has its roots in the "Life 1.05" format that Xlife used; I just ended up adding more and more to it over the ...
by MikeP
August 6th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2144
Views: 1063768

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

It looks remarkably similar to this: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=81&start=0#p275
by MikeP
March 7th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Elementary knightship
Replies: 136
Views: 272931

Re: Elementary knightship

the other is a kickback. The kickback works in the other direction, too: x = 80, y = 67, rule = LifeHistory 7.2A$5.A3.A$5.A$.2A.A.2A.2A$A3.2A3.2A$A3.A3.2A$2A3.2A3.A$.A$2.A5.3A$ 4.A3.5A$4.A6.A3.2A$5.2A3.A4.2A2.A.A7.A$4.A2.2A2.A.A3.A.A2.A2.A2.3A2.A $4.2A3.A.A.A.A.2A3.2A.A7.A$4.3A2.A.A.A2.5A4.A3.3A$6....
by MikeP
January 15th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Bellman on the web
Replies: 5
Views: 8115

Re: Bellman on the web

Simon Ekstr\"{o}m produced an even-more-improved version: https://github.com/simeksgol/BellmanWin_szlim Wow. It's evolved a lot further than I realised. It's also amusing to see that the tile wrap thing still hasn't annoyed anyone to the point of fixing it! So for the time being, those documentatio...