The record score table was here, now moved to the new page
. I'm leaving the edit history behind.
Updates since moving to this page:
Not a huge improvement but I made Metatron in 63 parts, one less than tehtmi's record and faster too. I'm not very surprised if it shrinks another 5 parts or so.
J.P. convinced me to allow impractically slow and tape-hogging solutions on the list, and set it off with a 46-part Metatron he sent some days ago. It's a faster version of the one without moving parts that he posted. I'm still listing the smallest practical solution as well, which here is considerably larger at 63 parts.
Nabb's Robo-children solution was disqualified when it was found that it doesn't work with all long inputs. This prompted me to make a fast Robo-children myself. The result is not quite as fast as Nabb's flawed solution (28.0k), but at 28.8k still comfortably ahead of Berengal's old record.
I also made a speedy Politicians, beating Steve496's 57k by 2458 steps, using 20 parts more (67).
My speed records from yesterday didn't stay long. Robo-children was taken by turingnow who posted the faster solution, a nice 3002 steps off 29k adding 10 parts. My Politicians was improved by q00u, eliminating 1944 steps from 55k without changing the part-count.
(edit 1) Nabb took back Robo-children by posting a smaller solution with the same speed. I took the liberty to shrink Nabb's entry by four parts to improve the record with my program. The change loses speed with longer inputs but keeps it equal in the step-counted set.
After inadvertently seeing Nabb's solution I also looked at q00u's tweak to my Politicians, combined both trickses and added a new one of my own, finishing with 45.6k steps for Politicians, down from 52.7k and also using 66 instead of 67 parts.
(edit 2) On a quick read through the Manufactoria thread on TASVideos that Patashu linked to, the only improvement that caught my eye was klmz's Police in 32 parts, one off my 33-part record, although slower.
Jareds sent an improvement to his speed record in Academics, going from 303k to 286k.
He also sent a faster 20-part Officers to replace J.P.'s, but had to settle for an intermediate record after I added the records I had missed from the TASVideos thread: flagitious has an 18-part Officers beating the 20 and a 17-part Generals to beat J.P.'s 18. Their Metatron fails on a lone green input (implied 0 + 0), as does yaichi's from Kongregate forums, mentioned on TASVideos. Yaichi's Ophanim also hangs on BG (1 + implied 0), but their Police in 29 parts is even better than klmz's 32 I added yesterday.
Quick speed improvements to the size records I added yesterday: jareds found much faster solutions for both Officers and Generals in the same sizes of 18 and 17 parts, replacing the records of flagitious from TASVideos.
2010-06-29 Moved the updated table and scores.txt to the new page. Edit history continues there