Tanner's p46

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Tanner's p46
x = 13, y = 26, rule = B3/S23 2b2o9b$2bo10b$3bo9b$2b2o9b$13b$9b2o2b$9bo3b$10bo2b$9b2o2b$b2o10b$b2o6b 2o2b$o7bobo2b$b2o6bo3b$b2o7b3o$12bo$13b$13b$13b$13b$13b$13b$b2o10b$b2o 2b2o6b$5bobo5b$7bo5b$7b2o4b! #C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 23 THUMBSIZE 2 HEIGHT 480 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 41
Bounding box 23×26
Period 46
Mod 46
Heat 21.87
Volatility 0.87
Strict volatility 0.87
Discovered by Tanner Jacobi
Year of discovery 2017

Tanner's p46 is a period 46 oscillator that was found by Tanner Jacobi on October 20, 2017[1] involving a pi running a small conduit.


Mark Niemiec posted a trivial 19-glider synthesis of Tanner's p46 two hours after its discovery.


David Bell used Tanner's p46 and a twin bees shuttle to build a period 46 glider gun:

x = 31, y = 44, rule = B3/S23 17boo5boo$17boo5boo11$17bo7bo$15boboo5boobo$15bo3booboo3bo$16bo3bobo3b o$17b3o3b3o10$14bo14bo$13b3o14bo$12bobobo11b3o$12bobobo$10boob3oboo$9b obooboboobo$3boo3boobo5boboo$3boo4boobo3boboobboboo$10b3o3b3o3boobo$$ bboo$3bo$3o$o13bo$13boboboboo$12bobooboobo$12bo$11boo! #C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART GPS 23 THUMBSIZE 2 ZOOM 10 HEIGHT 600 ]]
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There are also various other guns that can be constructed by combining two of the oscillators themselves, one of which produces middleweight spaceships without any gliders required.


  1. Tanner Jacobi (Kazyan). Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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