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$rats image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 32
Bounding box 12×11
Period 6
Heat 2
Volatility 0.17
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1972

$rats is a period 6 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham in September 1972.[1] It was one of the first period 6 oscillators to be discovered, and it is a billiard table configuration.


  1. Robert Wainwright. "Lifeline Volume 5" p. 1.

External links

  • $rats at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life
  • $rats at the Life Lexicon
  • $rats at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue