In sparse, and fairly stable, configurations most of
the changes are cycles of length 2. The next most
frequent ones are gliders. I want to be able to
find/ focus on the other changes.
A) I would like to be able to display (as toggle) only
those areas where there is no cycle 2 behaviour.
All other areas would appear empty.
B) Sometimes, I might similarly also like to ignore
(temporarily) all gliders. Ignoring them only
until they arrived "near" other cells would be
It seems that (A) would be cheap to implement. If so,
it would be great.
EMAIL: harry AT goban DOT demon DOT co DOT uk
P.S. Needless to say, I have been blown away to see
Golly which I found yesterday for the first time.
I have run several simulations, involving
10**7 - 10**8 cells each -- incredible! :-)
P.P.S. I saw this "display active only" idea in a
Palm Pilot implementation of Life, where it
was described as "Show working"!