Talk:Triple pseudo still life

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It has been brought to my attention that the edit which I had made of turning this into a redirect to Pseudo still life has been reverted by someone else, and similarly with Quad pseudo still life.

The reason why I redirected this to Pseudo still life is because I believe that "Triple pseudo still life" and "Quad pseudo still life" are not only not notable, but the terms themselves don't appear anywhere else to my knowledge. The LifeLexicon entry for "Still life" [1] does not use "Triple pseudo still life" or "Quad pseudo still life"; it merely mentions the two patterns under the heading of "Still life". Similarly the page at Nivasch's page on still lifes [2] again mentions the two still lifes but never uses "Triple pseudo still life" or "Quad pseudo still life". Furthermore, then terms themselves sound like a definition for a class of objects, rather than the particular patterns given by Nivasch.

I have already updated the Pseudo still life page to reflect the existence of these two pseudo still lifes and their special properties, and I do not think that there needs to be two separate LifeWiki pages on them. In any case, even if they are notable enough for their own pages, the names "Triple pseudo still life" or "Quad pseudo still life" have no basis and they should be called something else. FractalFusion (talk) 20:55, 29 March 2016 (UTC)


I take part of the above back. It appears that both patterns are arguably notable since they are stated to be the smallest known patterns that can be partitioned into three sets but not two, and partitioned into four sets but not two or three, respectively. So I'll keep them as having their own pages. I have changed the names to those used by Niemiec. FractalFusion (talk) 23:05, 3 April 2016 (UTC)