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Philip Ronald Dutton
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the "shards of glass"

I think I have seen this somewhere on an nks related website but not totally sure.... it is a cool pattern...
I stumbled upon it accidentally.

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02-28-2004 12:36 AM
Philip Ronald Dutton
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larger version of pic

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Here is a larger portion of
the pattern i am playing with...

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02-28-2004 04:45 PM
Philip Ronald Dutton
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rule 30 inverse

Look at the structures in rule 30 which have those vertical lines and which progress from left to right at 45 degree diagonal:
rule30

Now look at this rule which seems to "fill in" the rule 30 structures mentioned above.
(careful: my browser sometimes shrinks this image and thereby distorts it. look at it in 100% 'zoom')

missing pieces

Hmmm, strange.

By the way, the "shards" is basically rule 30 with a twist:
after computing each new row, do this: invert it. Then, proceed to the next row production step.

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03-06-2004 04:23 AM
inhaesio zha

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{crow}s with output similar to "shards of glass"

Here's a {crow} that is very much like "shards of glass":

http://inhesion.com/zha/ca/snapshot...e/thumb/994.png

And these are somewhat similar:

http://inhesion.com/zha/ca/snapshot...e/thumb/954.png
http://inhesion.com/zha/ca/snapshot.../thumb/1514.png
http://inhesion.com/zha/ca/snapshot...e/thumb/183.png

Forgive me if this is a dense question (and forgive me for asking you rather than investigating it myself), but when you say you're inverting the row, you mean you're switching black for white in each cell, or you mean you're flipping the row left-to-right, so that the rightmost cell ends up on the left edge and vice-versa?

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01-28-2006 02:33 AM
Philip Ronald Dutton
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inverted row

I simply inverted the cell color. Sorry my wording was a little confusing.

Side note: I think I have seen "shards of glass" in the "simple programs" atlas. I do not think it was computed the same way I did it.

ciao,

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01-31-2006 03:34 PM
inhaesio zha

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rule 225 (inverse of 30)

http://atlas.wolfram.com/01/01/225/
http://atlas.wolfram.com/01/01/225/01_01_22_225.gif

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