Effect of initial number of monomers on T1 assembly. Comparison of FPT(50) (a-c) and yield (d-f) for direct and hierarchical assembly with an initial number of N=60, N=80 and N=120 monomers, respectively. Blue fields indicate points at which the FPT for direct assembly is smallest or the yield is largest while red fields identify hierarchical assembly to be faster or the yield to be higher. Points where no clear distinction was possible are colored in gray. Every data point is obtained from 45 simulation runs.