This is now version 1.01. Here's what is new since the last version (v1.00) that I posted:
- You can now view results for other rules (currently HighLife and 2x2 are the only non-standard rules officially supported). After I do some more testing I will unlock other rules or perhaps unlock all rules (including von Neumann neighbourhood rules).
- The script not only searches for methuselahs, but also compiles a census. See this thread in the scripts forum for the Python source code of that census script. Census data is uploaded once every 15 minutes.
- Categorization of objects by type (spaceship, still life, period, etc). Spaceships will be moved to a table separate from oscillators and still lifes, as it has been pointed out that the relative frequency of spaceships and stable/oscillating patterns depends heavily on the fact that the stats are generated by 20x20 starting patterns.
- Animated images for oscillators/spaceships.
Edit: Also, something I forgot to mention: unfortunately the census script is quite slow in HighLife, to the point of making about 60% of your search time dedicated to censusing. This is a result of HighLife's high tendancy to generate replicators, resulting in quite huge patterns before they actually stabilize (which is neat because it leads to extremely long-lived methuselahs, but makes the census script choke a bit). If you have read the census script I posted earlier and have insights about how to fix this problem, then please feel free to share. I'm still working on it.