LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

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LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by Saka » January 5th, 2017, 8:51 am

On my phone, LifeHistory is waaaayyyy smoother than b3/s23. Why is that?

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x=3 y=3 rule=B3/S23
b2o$2ob$bob!
Is slower than

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x=3 y=3 rule=LifeHistory
b2o$2ob$bob
The effect amplifies greatly for larger patterns

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by fluffykitty » January 5th, 2017, 11:49 am

Have you tried HashLife?
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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by Saka » January 5th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Life Viewer!!!!!
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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by Rhombic » April 3rd, 2017, 11:56 am

Saka wrote:Life Viewer!!!!!
This happens to me on my laptop and desktop too... it's been going on for a few months I'd say!
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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by rowett » April 3rd, 2017, 1:00 pm

Rhombic wrote:
Saka wrote:Life Viewer!!!!!
This happens to me on my laptop and desktop too... it's been going on for a few months I'd say!
To see if there's a difference switch on the timing view (using the [[ SHOWTIMING ]] script command - see below) and look at the load % at the top right. They should be very similar.

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x=3 y=3 rule=LifeHistory
b2o$2ob$bob!
[[ SHOWTIMING ]]

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x=3 y=3 rule=B3/S23
b2o$2ob$bob!
[[ SHOWTIMING ]]

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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by _zM » April 4th, 2017, 12:58 am

OK. Observation: While zoomed in (at 16.0) non-History is faster, but at 2.0 both are running at a similar speed. I'm not talking about much, maybe 3 gps difference at 16.0. It seems like LifeHistory has an advantage based on zoom level, probably to do with the rendering (Life has to calculate a lot more gradients than Life+History)
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Re: LifeHistory runs WAY smoother on mobile

Post by rowett » April 4th, 2017, 1:36 am

The performance should be very close for the same pattern at the same zoom. [R]History rendering does use the shading but has to draw extra states. Additionally if state 6 is used then [R]History has a little more work to do when computing the next generation.
In general the rendering speed is slower for zooms < 1x and non-zero angles.

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