Jason’s Life Page

Conway’s Game of Life is a silly non-game where you have a grid of cells that can be either ON or OFF, and their states evolve according to simple rules.

This site is primarily concerned with collecting interesting Game of Life patterns. For an introduction to Life, you should probably look somewhere else.

Updates to this site

2012

Dec 30: Updated jslife collection; merged all-osc collection into jslife

Dec 11: Updated gun collection pt. 1

Nov 29: Updated gun collection pt. 1

Feb 10: Updated jslife, all-osc collections; merged wicks collection into jslife

Pattern Collections
Collection name  Description OwnerUpdated
jslife download
1000KB
My main collection. Contains many kinds of Life patterns. (more info) Jason Summers 30 Dec ’12
all-osc   Discontinued as of Dec ’12. Merged into “jslife” collection. Jason Summers  
jslife-oversize download
303KB
Patterns that are very large or very slow. A supplement to the jslife collection. Jason Summers 13 Jan ’10
Wicks   Discontinued as of Feb ’12. Merged into “jslife” collection. Jason Summers  
c/2 rakes   Discontinued as of Jan ’10. Replaced by “c2-extended” directory in “jslife” collection. Jason Summers  
Dieter and Peter’s gun collection, part 1 download
680KB
A large collection of glider guns, containing the smallest known gun for periods less than 1000. (more info) Jason Summers 11 Dec ’12
Dieter and Peter’s gun collection, part 2 download
415KB
A large collection of glider guns, containing the smallest known gun for some periods in the range 1000-9999. Jason Summers 6 Sep ’09
Lots of spaceships click here Raw search program output from low-period spaceship searches, for those who prefer quantity over quality. Jason Summers  
Life-DL-98 download A collection of patterns compiled by Dietrich Leithner in 1998. Dietrich Leithner  
Life-PR-98 download A collection of patterns by Peter Rott. Peter Rott  
2c5puff download A collection of 2c/5 puffers and spaceships. Paul Tooke 18 Mar ’07
ptpuffer download A collection of c/2 puffers. Paul Tooke 4 Nov ’03
c5rakes download
460KB
A collection of c/5 orthogonal rakes. Paul Tooke  
hppatterns download A collection of patterns by Helmut Postl. Helmut Postl  


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