I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

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Has this been discovered before?

Yes, you're wrong
35
90%
No, this is new
4
10%
 
Total votes: 39

guywholikesspace
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I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by guywholikesspace » April 9th, 2017, 2:25 pm

I was messing around in golly and found something that looked like a smaller version of pond. Correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think it's on the still life wiki page. (http://conwaylife.com/wiki/Category:Still_lifes)
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by Rhombic » April 9th, 2017, 2:35 pm

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Re: I think I found a new still life

Post by Alexey_Nigin » April 9th, 2017, 2:55 pm

guywholikesspace wrote:I was messing around in golly and found something that looked like a smaller version of pond. Correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think it's on the still life wiki page. (http://conwaylife.com/wiki/Category:Still_lifes)
Hello, and welcome to the forums!

Since pond has only 8 cells, it's not surprising that all still lifes smaller than it were discovered in the early years of Game of Life exploration. In fact, there are only 12 of them (full list), and they all have wiki pages by now. I don't really know which of these still lifes you were referring to, as you didn't post it, but I think the closest thing to "a smaller version of pond" is a tub:

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x = 3, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
bo$obo$bo!
With that said, you can actually find new still lifes fairly easily if you aim at large bit counts. After all, there are infinitely many still lifes, and they are pretty easy to make by hand. However, there is little point in this, as these huge still lifes generally aren't very interesting. The only still lifes that are interesting are those that interact with other objects in meaningful ways, like eating gliders.

It is also quite interesting to enumerate small still lifes in order to answer questions like "How many still lifes with N bits are there?" and "What is the smallest still life with the property X?". I think we have enumerated a few billion of them so far.

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Since you are new here, I think I can give you some advice.

Firstly, read the rules. They contain a lot of useful info, including even the notice that new still lifes aren't interesting.

Secondly, familiarize yourself with other people's work by reading these forums.

And thirdly, please remove all caps on the topic title. It's really annoying.
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by Scorbie » April 9th, 2017, 11:33 pm

Hmm. How did you make that voting post???
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by calcyman » April 10th, 2017, 2:12 am

Scorbie wrote:Hmm. How did you make that voting post???
Apparently like so: http://www.fastcomet.com/tutorials/phpbb3/polls

If there weren't a 10-item limit, this would be perfect for the POTY contest.
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by Alexey_Nigin » April 10th, 2017, 5:18 am

calcyman wrote:If there weren't a 10-item limit, this would be perfect for the POTY contest.
I don't think so, given that the voting system of these polls is not at all flexible, and adding anonymity to Pattern of the Year would probably do more harm than good.
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by guywholikesspace » April 11th, 2017, 8:39 pm

Nevermind, it was tub.
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by Kiran » April 30th, 2017, 10:45 pm

I ALSO FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!

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x = 29, y = 27, rule = B3/S23
18b2o$16bo2bo$16b3o2$11b2ob3o$5b2o4b2obo2bob2o$5b2o7bo2b2obo$11b3o7b2o
$3b6o2bo10bo$2bo6bobob3o5bo$bo2bo2b2obobo2bo5b2o$bob2o2bo2bobo10bob2o$
2obo5b2ob2o9b2obo$3bo23b2o$3b2o23bo$5bob2o18bo$5b2obo18b2o$9b2o12bob2o
$10bo12b2obo$9bo9bob2o$9b2o3bo4b2obo$11bobobob2o$11bobob2obo$8b2obobo$
9bo2b2o$4b2obobo$4bob2ob2o!
IF YOU REMOVE A CELL FROM IT, YOU GET A LWSS!!!
I SHOULD ADD IT TO THE WIKI!!!
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by drc » May 1st, 2017, 2:03 am

Kiran wrote: IF YOU REMOVE A CELL FROM IT, YOU GET A LWSS!!!

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x = 29, y = 27, rule = B3/S23
18b2o$16bo2bo$16b3o2$11b2ob3o$5b2o4b2obo2bob2o$5b2o7bo2b2obo$11b3o7b2o
$3b6o2bo10bo$9bobob3o5bo$bo2bo2b2obobo2bo5b2o$bob2o2bo2bobo10bob2o$2ob
o5b2ob2o9b2obo$3bo23b2o$3b2o23bo$5bob2o18bo$5b2obo18b2o$9b2o12bob2o$
10bo12b2obo$9bo9bob2o$9b2o3bo4b2obo$11bobobob2o$11bobob2obo$8b2obobo$
9bo2b2o$4b2obobo$4bob2ob2o!
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by muzik » May 1st, 2017, 7:56 am

Kiran wrote:I SHOULD ADD IT TO THE WIKI!!!
THAT ISN'T A GOOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

Post by guywholikesspace » May 7th, 2017, 3:02 pm

Kiran wrote:I ALSO FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!

Code: Select all

x = 29, y = 27, rule = B3/S23
18b2o$16bo2bo$16b3o2$11b2ob3o$5b2o4b2obo2bob2o$5b2o7bo2b2obo$11b3o7b2o
$3b6o2bo10bo$2bo6bobob3o5bo$bo2bo2b2obobo2bo5b2o$bob2o2bo2bobo10bob2o$
2obo5b2ob2o9b2obo$3bo23b2o$3b2o23bo$5bob2o18bo$5b2obo18b2o$9b2o12bob2o
$10bo12b2obo$9bo9bob2o$9b2o3bo4b2obo$11bobobob2o$11bobob2obo$8b2obobo$
9bo2b2o$4b2obobo$4bob2ob2o!
IF YOU REMOVE A CELL FROM IT, YOU GET A LWSS!!!
I SHOULD ADD IT TO THE WIKI!!!
Is this a joke, or should you just refer to alexeynigin's reply to my "discovery". (hint: READ THE RULES!)
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