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by mscibing
July 5th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

dexter1 wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 8:57 am
Andrew, can i change the max_width parameter to something bigger when stop-starting a current search?
Yes, the max_width and the margin can be adjusted up and down.
by mscibing
June 1st, 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

Are you at least able to reproduce the issue on your system? I am able to reproduce it on mine, which is a macOS Catalina desktop, late 2015 model. Maybe there is something wrong in the customizable search.sh. I gave it a try and it works for me unfortunately. seedcolumn=01 does exit almost immedia...
by mscibing
May 27th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

After almost a month my camelship search was unsuccessful, using options that roughly correspond to a width-17 floating row. At it's peak it was using around 900GB of disk, fortunately disk is cheap. I will try again with a wider search. Longest partial: x = 18, y = 34, rule = B3/S23 4bo$3b4o$3bob2o...
by mscibing
May 27th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

What about my inability to change the seedcolumn, as explained at the bottom of the last page ? I'm afraid I don't know what might be going wrong there. For v=c ships the program just isn't going to work, sorry. I did put in a fix for a bug that was impacting some v > c/2 searches, but for v=c ther...
by mscibing
May 10th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

There are no (3,0)c/8 width 17 odd symmetric spaceships, so if @dexter1's search finds something it will be minimal width for odd symmetric. Longest partial: x = 27, y = 76, rule = B3/S23 2bo21bo$bobo19bobo$o3bo17bo3bo$ob3o17b3obo$4b2o4bo5bo4b2o$5b2ob4o3b4ob 2o$2b2o4bo3bobo3bo4b2o$2b3o3bob2o3b2obo3b...
by mscibing
May 6th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

Hi LaundryPizza03,

I was able to reproduce the error.

Please delete all the files from the P7H2V0EVEN24 directory, and then try running the following command:

> bash search_P7H2V0EVEN24.sh

You don't have to make bash your default shell, but it will need to be installed.
by mscibing
April 8th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

I'll ask this question again, since last time it happened to be at the bottom of a page. How can I run this software on macOS? Unfortunately I don't know enough about macOS to help. As far as I know it should be possible to open a terminal window and download, compile and run it the same way it wou...
by mscibing
April 4th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

Yup. You'll get an error message that a directory already exists, but that's benign. It'll simply overwrite the files it was creating when it got the disk full.
by mscibing
March 25th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I've adjusted the credits, thanks! Some negative results with lsss 3.5.4: There are no width 20 3c/6 ships. Longest partial: #C [[ TRACK 0 -1/2 ]] x = 20, y = 44, rule = B3/S23 7bo$6b3o$4b2ob3o2b3o$5bo2bob3o2bo$2b2obo4bobo3bo$2b2obobo2bo5bo$2bo8bo 2bo$b2o12bobo$12bob2ob2o$11b2ob3obo$10bobo5b2o$9b2ob...
by mscibing
March 23rd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I've reworked the chart of (1,0)c/6 components and connections once again: #C Components: #C #C A. unknown. #C #C B. Paul Tooke, 7 Mar 2006 (As part of a spaceship) #C #C C. Josh Ball, 18 Aug 2013 (C - J - Q pushalong) #C #C D, E, I, K, L, M, N, P, S. Andrew J. Wade Jan - Mar 2020 #C #C F. in partia...
by mscibing
March 23rd, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Testing out a component annotator
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Testing out a component annotator

Testing attachment.
c6o_grammar.png
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by mscibing
March 22nd, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

2c/7 wave stabilization, and it did end up using the component Sokwe pointed out: #C [[ TRACK 0 -2/7 ]] x = 51, y = 34, rule = B3/S23 9bo15bo15bo$8bobo13bobo13bobo$7bo3bo2b3ob3o2bo3bo2b3ob3o2bo3bo$3b2o3bo bo2bo2bobo2bo2bobo2bo2bobo2bo2bobo3b2o$2bo2b2o2bo2bo9bo2bo2bo9bo2bo2b 2o2bo$3bo3bo4bobo5bobo5bo...
by mscibing
March 20th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

Could someone give an example of how you might format the input to exclude known spaceships? I’m kinda confused on how to do that. The first step, unfortunately, is to wait for the know spaceship to show up in a partial. That way we know we're using the phase the program expects. The terminology is...
by mscibing
March 18th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

The width 12 (1,0)c/6 search was a success. It showed up last night but I didn't realize it was a spaceship until today. #N 409P6H1V0 #C Width 12 asymmetric spaceship. #C Found by Andrew J. Wade using life_slice_ship_search 2020-03-18 #C [[ TRACK 0 -1/6 ]] x = 12, y = 163, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$7bobo$4...
by mscibing
March 14th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Component Annotator
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Component Annotator

- Would the utility do just as well if the Sir Robins hadn't all started out in the same phase? Yes. The polylines can be thought of tracing out the faces of irregular and slanted octogonal prisms through spacetime, they are insensitive to phase. The utility can also handle reflections for velociti...
by mscibing
March 13th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 9084

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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by mscibing
March 13th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Testing out a component annotator
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Testing out a component annotator

#C [[ TRACK 0 -1/6 ]] #C [[ POLYSIZE 1 ]] #C [[ COLOR POLY 250 255 255 ]] #C [[ POLYLINE 62.21 806.38 71.79 806.38 77.62 812.21 77.62 910.79 74.62 913.79 59.38 913.79 56.38 910.79 56.38 812.21 62.21 806.38 4 ]] #C [[ COLOR POLY 250 250 0 ]] #C [[ POLYLINE 476.38 844.71 477.62 844.71 485.62 852.71 4...
by mscibing
March 13th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Component Annotator
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Component Annotator

Announcing a utility to find and annotate elementary components in a spaceship collection: https://gitlab.com/andrew-j-wade/component_annotator It is intended to be used with lifeviewer. I wrote it to identify elementary components in all the (1,0)c/6 pushalongs being found. So far I haven't found a...
by mscibing
March 12th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Testing out a component annotator
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Testing out a component annotator

#C [[ POPUPWIDTH 1200 POPUPHEIGHT 500 ]] #C [[ TRACK 0 -1/6 ]] #C [[ POLYSIZE 1 ]] #C [[ COLOR POLY 227 0 227 ]] #C [[ POLYLINE 574.04 157.38 579.62 157.38 581.62 159.38 581.62 202.96 578.62 205.96 574.71 205.96 570.38 201.62 570.38 161.04 574.04 157.38 4 ]] #C [[ POLYLINE 391.04 11.38 396.62 11.38...
by mscibing
March 4th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

The (1,0)c/6 search is still progressing. I've tried to extract a grammar for the pushalongs. To make it easier to identify how a pushalong can fit in this grammar, for each labelled component I've shown all the connections I know about with the component in a consistent phase. As a result there is ...
by mscibing
March 4th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

AforAmpere wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:34 pm
I tried running c/2 in Life, and it crashed instantly. Same with trying speeds like 2c/3 in some life-like rules.
Thanks for the bug report. I've pushed out some fixes and c/2 in Life at least should now be working.
by mscibing
March 2nd, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: A new spaceship search approach
Replies: 91
Views: 21201

Re: A new spaceship search approach

I haven't tested this out but any v < c should work. But only life-like cellular automata are supported; the two states and the outer totalistic rules are baked deep in the data structures. For life specifically, the lack of an automatic way to exclude known spaceship or lower-period spaceships mean...
by mscibing
February 23rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Challenge: Super HBK
Replies: 7
Views: 7543

Re: Challenge: Super HBK

Easier insert: x = 507, y = 524, rule = LifeHistory 2.A$A.A$.2A29$23.A$21.A.A$22.2A29$53.A$51.A.A$52.2A34$82.A$80.A.A$81. 2A36$121.A$119.A.A$120.2A41$180.A$178.A.A$179.2A29$188.A$186.A.A$187. 2A35$245.A$243.A.A$244.2A39$274.A$272.A.A$273.2A33$315.A$313.A.A$314. 2A26$347.A$345.A.A$346.2A31$381.A$379....
by mscibing
February 19th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Challenge: Super HBK
Replies: 7
Views: 7543

Re: Challenge: Super HBK

Is there any known technology for doing this kind of scan in the least invasive way possible? One of the two glider block creation reactions is fit for purpose and can accommodate very tight block spacing (I think anything short of a bi-block). With a couple of extra steps you can encode the read r...
by mscibing
February 17th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1164
Views: 599686

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Am I right in thinking that the last seed columns generally represent a larger search area than the first seed columns? A seedcolumn within a couple of columns of the margin does appear to be a smaller search, but I'm not seeing a pattern beyond that. I'm surprised I haven't found a spaceship too, ...