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|Number of cells||187|
|Discovered by||Tim Coe|
|Year of discovery||1995|
Max is a spacefiller that was found by Tim Coe in October 1995 that fills the plane with zebra stripes. In terms of its 187 cells, it is tied with spacefiller 2 as the smallest known spacefiller, and in terms of its 27×27 bounding box it was the outright smallest for many years.
On February 16, 2020, Alex Greason and Adam P. Goucher found 26x26 and 25x25 predecessors to Max that improved on the bounding box at the cost of increased population.
|A smaller but higher-population grandparent|
of the Max spacefiller, by Adam P. Goucher
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Alternatively, the term Max may be used to describe whatever the smallest-known spacefiller is at the current time. The term represents the fact that the growth rate is the fastest possible of any pattern in Conway's Game of Life.
- "Coe's improvements on the spacefiller". Paul Callahan. Retrieved on June 10, 2011.
- Spacefiller.lif in Alan Hensel's lifebc.zip pattern collection.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Discord #cgol board". Conwaylife Lounge. Retrieved on February 16, 2020.
- "Max". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on May 24, 2009.