Caterpillar challenge

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Wojowu
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Caterpillar challenge

Post by Wojowu » October 22nd, 2011, 6:00 am

I have for all you something that can be called a challenge. Can someone make 1:1 Caterpillar image? I mean that every cell is exactly one pixel. Best if in .png
How big (in terms of file size) will it be?
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Re: Caterpillar challenge

Post by ssaamm » October 22nd, 2011, 4:36 pm

It is not too hard to do, it's just kind of pointless.

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Re: Caterpillar challenge

Post by Wojowu » October 29th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Soooooo... can someone make this?
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Re: Caterpillar challenge

Post by 137ben » October 29th, 2011, 5:26 pm

It would be 4195 pixls wide, and 330721 pixls long. My desktop monitor's highest resolution is 1440 by 900. So the picture you desire would need a rectangle 5 wide long and 230 monitors long. If you want to see it, just open the caterpillar in golly and zoom in. You won't be able to see the whole thing at once.

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Re: Caterpillar challenge

Post by ZMan » October 29th, 2011, 6:56 pm

Totally impossible, unless your monitor is the size of a wall...

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Re: Caterpillar challenge

Post by Andrew » October 29th, 2011, 7:51 pm

Wojowu wrote:Soooooo... can someone make this?
I managed to create caterpillar.bmp using the save-bmp.py script I recently uploaded to the Golly Scripts Database (but I did have to increase the area limit from 100 million cells to 10 billion).

The script took over an hour to create the .bmp file and used over 14GB of RAM. The file size is 4.16GB (only 20.8MB when zipped).

A fairly pointless exercise, but an interesting stress test for Golly+Python.

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