

A330283


Number of ncelled quasi still lifes in Conway's Game of Life, up to rotation and reflection.


2



0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 6, 13, 57, 141, 465, 1224, 3956, 11599, 36538, 107415, 327250, 972040, 2957488, 8879327, 26943317
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OFFSET

1,8


COMMENTS

A quasi still life is a still life made up of two or more strict still lifes (A019473) that share at least 1 neighboring dead cell, but those cells still remain dead due to underpopulation just like if we were to separate those component strict still lifes. Contrast with pseudo still lifes (A056613), where the component strict still lifes share at least 1 neighboring dead cell that remains dead, but the reason shifts from underpopulation in the strict still lifes to overpopulation in the combined pattern.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..22.
LifeWiki, quasi still lifes


EXAMPLE

When n = 8, the 6 quasi still lifes are the various arrangements of blocks and tubs in which they share a neighbor, but that neighbor remains dead due to underpopulation. In the diagrams below, "." is a dead cell, "o" is a live cell, and "*" is a dead neighboring cell that makes the pattern a quasi still life:
.o...o.
o.o*o.o
.o...o.
.
.o.....
o.o*.o.
.o.*o.o
.....o.
.
oo...
oo...
..*..
...oo
...oo
.
oo....
oo....
..*.o.
...o.o
....o.
.
.o.....
o.o....
.o.*.o.
....o.o
.....o.
.
.o....
o.o...
.o.*..
..*.o.
...o.o
....o.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A019473, A056613.
Sequence in context: A320043 A296619 A064521 * A262238 A111366 A177127
Adjacent sequences: A330280 A330281 A330282 * A330284 A330285 A330286


KEYWORD

nonn,hard,more


AUTHOR

Nathaniel Johnston, Dec 09 2019


STATUS

approved



