The goal is to find oscillators that have a maximal MxN bounding box, in an arbitrary rule with K states (where K can be anything, not just 2!!)AforAmpere wrote: ↑October 1st, 2023, 2:30 pmIs the goal to find them such that the initial bounding box never moves, or that the pattern never gets larger than an MxN box?

And while I do know the "canonical" form for an oscillator is the one with the minimum population or bounding box, you could just trivially say "

*this*is the oscillator", with the oscillator in its largest phase (maximum bounding box, and then hooray, it never escapes its "initial" bounding box.

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Best bliptile (K=4) result so far:

5x4 = 14

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```
x = 5, y = 4, rule = Bliptile
CB2AC$AC2AB$A2.BA$3ACA!
```

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```
x = 12, y = 7, rule = Bliptile
5AC2A.ABA$C4AB3AB2A$BC.CBABAB2AC$5AB3ABAB$5AC2AB3A$C5ACB3AB$B6AC2ABA!
```

I updated the OP with results so far.