Goldtiger997 wrote:Is there any reason why chris_c's glider_synth script could not be extended to oscillators as well. We have syntheses for all oscillators up to 14-bits now. Here is what I think are the cheapest for all oscillators up to 14 bits:
There are probably heaps of mistakes.
I didn't see any errors, although there are a few minor stylistic things:
- in "9G fox", the final step takes a while before the gliders interact. I usually have them placed in such a way so that the "before" and "after" images are in phase (so when run simultaneously, there are two synchronized objects), the "after" image is the specific phase I want, and it is impossible to run the "before" image by a full cycle (in this case, 2 generations) without the gliders interacting.
- in "30G 14 bit P2 #4" - the last step's "before" image shares a column with the previous step's "after" image. These should probably have more separation. Also, there is an "after" image for all steps except the first.
You are missing one improved synthesis: Phoenix from 6 gliders, by Extrementhusiast 2015-03-01:
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x = 33, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
I am curious, when and where did the synthesis for "8G 14-bit P2 #1" come from? The best one I had was 12 gliders, by Extrementhusiast 2015-01-05. Also, "30G 14 bit P2 #4"? The best one I had was from 40 gliders. Where did the improved base still-life synthesis come from?
There are now syntheses for most oscillators up to 21 bits, except 3 20-bit P3s, and many P2s (because P2s are simple enough that many viable ones exist, yet are complicated enough that they are difficult to synthesize. Larger oscillators are usually easier because they are so much rarer).
Goldtiger997 wrote:P.S. Has anyone made any progress on synthesising the last 15-bit oscillator, muttering moat 1: ...
Sadly, not that I am aware of. (Once solved, this will also solve the last two unsolved 19-bit P2 pseudo-oscillators).