Octagon 4

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Octagon 4
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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 40
Bounding box 16×16
Period 4
Mod Unknown
Heat 48
Volatility 0.83
Strict volatility 0.67
Discovered by Robert Wainwright
Year of discovery 1979

Octagon 4 is a period 4 oscillator, discovered in 1979 by Robert Wainwright. It consists of a regular octagon with sides four cells long and of four blocks. In August 2004 Jason Summers and Mark Niemiec found a 34-glider synthesis of this oscillator.[1]

If the blocks are removed, it will decompose into a rare constellation of four ponds.

See also


  1. Jason Summers' jslife pattern collection.

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