2005-09-10

 

Grow-By-One Pattern

Grow By One Pattern In his continuing quest for Diagonal Spaceships, Nicolay Beluchenko has also found what is currently the smallest known "Grow-By-One" pattern. This type of pattern is one whose population growth rate is exactly linear, without any fluctuations, adding a single bit every generation. Shown here is a slight improvement by David Bell, which starts a generation earlier than Beluchenko's orginal pattern, with a population of 44 at generation 0. (The purpose of the Lightweight Spaceship is to smooth out the fluctuations in the paired wickstretcher's population.)

Grow By One Object The second pattern shown here is a version which is also a single object (starting with a population of 53).



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