These are the smallest (in terms of bits) one cell thick patterns to emit a glider, lightweight (LWSS), middleweight (MWSS) and heavyweight (HWSS) spaceship.
It is time for a list of the patterns that have maximum final noninfinite population for each minimal bounding box.
In this post, I resume the study of the minimum length of an n-cell thick pattern that exhibits infinite growth.
Details on 4-cell thick patterns were pending. Find out about them here.
Couldn’t hold my curiosity any longer: “What is the minimum length of an n-cell thick pattern that exhibits infinite growth?”
Minimum-length pattern that exhibits infinite growth: 1 x 39
Minimum-length 5-cell thick pattern that exhibits infinite growth: 5 x 5
What’s in between 1-cell thick and 5-cell thick patterns? How about 2-cell thick, 3-cell thick, and 4-cell thick patterns? I have modified my script in Perl for Golly to explore this question.
See details below for 2-cell thick and 3-cell thick patterns…