Tumbler
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Tumbler  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  16  
Bounding box  9×7  
Frequency class  29.9  
Period  14  
Mod  7  
Heat  10.3  
Volatility  1.00  
Strict volatility  0.88  
Discovered by  George Collins  
Year of discovery  1970  
 
 
 

The tumbler is the smallest known and first discovered period 14 oscillator and was found by George Collins in 1970.^{[1]} It was the only known period 14 oscillator until the discovery of 44P14 on April 21, 1997.
Commonness
Tumbler is about the twentyeighth most common naturallyoccurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than octagon 2 and unix but more common than tub test tube baby.^{[2]} On Catagolue, it is the only known period 14 oscillator to have occurred naturally.^{[3]}
Synthesis
In November 2014, Aidan F. Pierce found a predecessor for this pattern based on a soup from Adam P. Goucher's apgsearch script, which allowed for a 6glider synthesis.^{[4]}
See also
References
 ↑ "Class 2 Objects Catalog". Retrieved on April 11, 2009.
 ↑ Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
 ↑ Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.
 ↑ "Soup search results". Retrieved on November 9, 2014.
External links
 Tumbler at the Life Lexicon
 16P14.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 29.9
 Oscillators with 16 cells
 Patterns with 16 cells
 Patterns found by George Collins
 Patterns found in 1970
 Patterns that can be constructed with 8 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 16
 Oscillators with period 14
 Oscillators with mod 7
 Oscillators with heat 10
 Oscillators with volatility 1.00
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.88
 Patterns with bilateral orthogonal symmetry
 Flipping oscillators