Half-bakery

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Half-bakery
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Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 14
Bounding box 7×7
Frequency class 9.2
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Half-bakery is a 14-cell still life made up of two loaves. It is half of a bakery, and the term bi-loaf refers to it most commonly.

Half-bakery reaction

There is a remarkable reaction where a glider collides with the half-bakery, displacing it by (3,6) and generating another glider in the same direction as the input. The only other known reactions of this type involve stable reflectors, which have a displacement of (0,0), alongside a constellation of three blocks.

In May 2004 Ivan Fomichev found an over-unity reaction generating 90-degree output gliders with pairs of these reactions. This is the key of half-baked knightship and parallel HBK.

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Half-bakery can also act as a turner in various other collisions.[citation needed]

Commonness

Half-bakery is the eleventh most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than barge but more common than mango.[1] It is also the fifteenth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.[2]

See also

References

  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
  2. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.

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