Talk:Sawtooth 1212

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Population graph

A graph of the population would be nice (log scale), since the formulae are rather complicated and it would get the point across better. Is there perchance some life program that would output the needed data (number of cells for each generation) already out there? 'Cause doing it by hand is beyond unrealistic and figuring out the formula seems like more effort than I'd like to invest just now. Or maybe there's already one out there somewhere? Elithrion 04:00, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Done and done. Turns out there's a Python script included with Golly that makes exactly those types of graphs. Nathaniel 14:57, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah, well it's not log scale though... I'll look into modifying the script and see how that image compares. I think this one might be more useful anyways though because after about the second tooth in the graph it'll be too flat to be able to see anyways. Nathaniel 15:05, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah, fair enough then, although it would still be nice to see it hitting the low point the second time. Oh well. Also, it took me a moment to realise that the oscillations of the spaceships make it split into two. I have to admit that in my mind it was nice and smooth :$ Elithrion 18:48, 15 February 2009 (UTC)