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by bprentice
September 7th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1733
Views: 437305

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

What is the correct URL for this important list of rule definitions? https://conwaylife.com/wiki/Special:AllPages?from=&to=&namespace=3794 Is the list considered part of Pattern Viewer or part of LifeWiki? If it is considered part of LifeWiki, how do you get to it from here? https://www.conwaylife.c...
by bprentice
September 4th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Larger Than Life rule: Marine
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Larger Than Life rule: Marine

Very interesting! What does this N@03ddef mean and where is it defined? x = 16, y = 16, rule = R2,C2,S4,6-9,B6-8,N@03ddef b4o$7o$2o2bobo$2o2bo$6ob3o$bo2b6o$b2o2bo2bobo$4b2o2bo2bo$4b6ob3o$4b2o 2b7o$6bo2bo2b4o$7b3o2b2o$8b4o$8b4o2b2o$9b2o2b2o$10bo2bo! Does this irregular gun fail? For those of you who ...
by bprentice
August 22nd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1993
Views: 645638

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

ENORMOUS_NAME wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 2:07 pm
Also I'm pretty sure there is at least one infinite family of oscillators with arbitrarily large periods.

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x = 65, y = 63, rule = B468/S2357
.64A$65A$A8$.32A$33A$A8$.16A$17A$A8$.8A$9A$A8$.4A$5A$A8$.2A$3A$A8$.
A$2A$A!
Brian Prentice
by bprentice
August 19th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Simple Brain (/2-e/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: Simple Brain (/2-e/3)

The diagonal spaceships are completely unrelated to the rest of the pattern. Saying "this puffer/rake/whatever generates nice thing when it starts!" is a common beginner's mistake - junks at the beginning is not part of the puffer/rake/whatever. Do not invent general terms. These are obviously wick...
by bprentice
August 18th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: CAViewer - A Cellular Automaton Simulator written in Java
Replies: 153
Views: 16003

Re: CAViewer - A Cellular Automaton Simulator written in Python

Download JAR (Java required, Cross-Platform): https://github.com/jedlimlx/Cellular-Au ... s/14274044 Download Windows Binary (Java not required): https://github.com/jedlimlx/Cellular-Au ... s/14274047 Download Mac Binary (Java not required): https://github.com/jedlimlx/Cellular-Au ... s/14274046 Do...
by bprentice
August 18th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: AlmostLife (R2,C2,S6-11,B9-11,NW0010003330130310333000100)
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: AlmostLife (R2,C2,S6-11,B9-11,NW0010003330130310333000100)

This rule can only be simulated by LifeViewer or CAViewer. It will also run on Square Cell. P84 glider gun: The Square Cell pattern file for this gun: #Rule = Rule Table #States = 2 #Counts = 12 #SW 0,1 #NW 0,0,1,0,0 #NW 0,3,3,3,0 #NW 1,3,0,3,1 #NW 0,3,3,3,0 #NW 0,0,1,0,0 #RT 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,...
by bprentice
August 2nd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: VesselLife (B2n3-q5y6c/S23-k)
Replies: 62
Views: 4082

Re: VesselLife (B2n3-q5y6c/S23-k)

FWKnightship wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am
A sawtooth:
Another excellent pattern. Well done!

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
August 2nd, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: SkewLife - R2,C2,S2-3,B3,N@22a544
Replies: 21
Views: 1885

Re: SkewLife - R2,C2,S2-3,B3,N@22a544

Understand now? (Or are you too young to understand?) You are too young, immature and full of your own importance to understand how badly you pollute this forum. As an example, your recent post: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1971&start=1800#p101535 consists of a long unnece...
by bprentice
July 23rd, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata
Replies: 2011
Views: 437616

Re: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata

FWKnightship and Layz Boi, Rule RevSum3138s6 is reversible. Run it in this version of Square Cell: http://bprentice.webenet.net/Java%20Square%20Cell/Java%20Reversible%20CA%202.zip Stop the simulation and use key 'V' to reverse it. Some more patterns: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f...
by bprentice
July 19th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata
Replies: 2011
Views: 437616

Re: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata

FWKnightship,

Well done! This should be an entry in the next pattern of the year competition.

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
June 22nd, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: (semi-)automated searches in rulespaces
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: (semi-)automated searches in rulespaces

One issue with bprentice's approach is that you have to sit at the computer and look for spaceships manually. Randomly generating rules and simply running them will also not help you find rarer natural spaceships while programs like apgsearch can. It depends on your particular interests in CA. For ...
by bprentice
June 22nd, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: (semi-)automated searches in rulespaces
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: (semi-)automated searches in rulespaces

I am interested in searching for rules (e.g. to find new rules with natural spaceships). This is a very general request! Square Cell has this capability. Simply select a rule family and press the 'N' key. This will generate a random rule from the selected family and run it starting with a random st...
by bprentice
June 22nd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Tiled CA
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Tiled CA

A nice gun running on the Windows 7 version of Tiled CA:

p1.png
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The world is a grid consisting of a hexagonal and two triangular tiles:

p2.png
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The rule used is:

p3.png
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This particular grid supports many interesting rules.

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
June 19th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Tiled CA
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Tiled CA

Some of the newer members of this forum may not be aware of this program. You can read about it here:

http://bprentice.webenet.net/TiledCA/TiledCA.html

and download it here:

TiledCA.zip
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Brian Prentice
by bprentice
June 10th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: NotLife (B2-a3/S2ce)
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Ace (B2-a3/S2ce)

Consider the two ACE rules mentioned here, the first "B2-a3/S2ce" introduced by @PkmnQ and the second "B2ace/S" introduced by @LaundryPizza03. The first is quite challenging to work with and the second is very easy to work with. It would be interesting to explore each of them in this thread to compa...
by bprentice
June 9th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: NotLife (B2-a3/S2ce)
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Ace (B2-a3/S2ce)

Three oscillators: x = 44, y = 34, rule = B2-a3/S2ce 10.A$11.A20.A$8.2A2.A18.A$9.2A19.A2.2A$10.A21.2A$32.A3$2.A$2.2A36.A $A2.2A34.2A$.A36.2A2.A$2.A38.A$40.A7$3.A$2.A38.A$.A2.2A36.A$3.2A34. 2A2.A$3.A36.2A$41.A3$11.A$10.2A21.A$9.2A2.A19.2A$12.A18.A2.2A$11.A20. A$33.A! x = 47, y = 37, rule = B2-a3/S2ce...
by bprentice
June 6th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA
Replies: 1993
Views: 645638

Re: Thread For Your Unrecognised CA

Hunting wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 9:32 am
Why would one want multiple states when two states are enough?
Your usual nonsense!

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
June 5th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2090
Views: 612039

Re: Thread for basic questions

Is anyone interested in exploring 1D CA rules?

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
May 13th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata
Replies: 2011
Views: 437616

Re: Miscellaneous Discoveries in Other Cellular Automata

A simple ship:

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x = 2, y = 2, rule = 2a3c4cjnqrz5aejq6k/2a3nr4cjnqrz5acjq/3
BA$BA!
Try to make some guns with this rule.

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
May 11th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Bipolar rule family, with code for Golly, LifeViewer, SquareCell and CAViewer
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: Bipolar rule family, with code for Golly, LifeViewer, SquareCell and CAViewer

bubblegum, Please read this: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3479&p=62281#p62281 Here are some recent examples that use Square Cell's 'Rule Table' : New Rules.zip Rules 002, 132, 136, 140 and 141 also contain Golly patterns. Rule 002 is an omniperiodic variant of 'Wire World'....
by bprentice
May 10th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Bipolar rule family, with code for Golly, LifeViewer, SquareCell and CAViewer
Replies: 9
Views: 1419

Re: Bipolar rules ... a new(?) rule family, with natural spaceships, with code for SquareCell and CAViewer

Martin, Your 3 state square cell rule specified in this dialog: rd.png generates patterns with interesting behavior. If a pattern is modified by changing all state 2 cells to state 3 and all state 3 cells to state 2, the resulting pattern will behave the same as the original pattern. For example thi...
by bprentice
May 9th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: An Study, or an exercise, o a new way of art ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3697

Re: An Study, or an exercise, o a new way of art ?

Some of these posts portray exhibits that are both interesting and beautiful.

A related thread:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2853&p=44192&#p43283

Brian Prentice
by bprentice
May 9th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: CAViewer - A Cellular Automaton Simulator written in Java
Replies: 153
Views: 16003

Re: CAViewer - A Cellular Automaton Simulator written in Python

bprentice wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 8:24 am
I will probably just write a python script to convert Animals.js to Square Cell pattern files
This has been done. All the patterns in Animals.js have been converted, tested and work correctly. They are included in this update:

Primordia.zip
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at ../Patterns

Brian Prentice