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The stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice is analyzed using the differential formulation of the generalized effective liquid approximation. We find that the icosahedral quasilattice is metastable with respect to the hard-sphere crystal structures. Our results agree with recent findings by McCarley and Ashcroft [Phys. Rev. B 49, 15600 (1994)] carried out using the modified weighted density approximation.doi:10.1103/physrevb.52.13269 pmid:9980517 fatcat:lrji5sv7mvf2fdh2jv26vhv77y