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### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 8th, 2018, 9:41 pm**

by **BlinkerSpawn**

Billabob wrote:Found a funky looking P4 oscillator with

Randcat:
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```
x = 11, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
2ob5o2bo$2obo3b2obo$b2obob2o$2ob3o$3b3o4bo$o4b3o$5b3ob2o$3b2obob2o$ob
2o3bob2o$o2b5ob2o!
```

Not sure if it's known, but thought it was worth sharing.

It's known and easily locatable in DRH-oscillators.rle or similar, and I remember making a synthesis for it at one point.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 8th, 2018, 11:02 pm**

by **mniemiec**

Billabob wrote:Found a funky looking P4 oscillator with

Randcat: ... Not sure if it's known, but thought it was worth sharing.

BlinkerSpawn wrote:It's known and easily locatable in DRH-oscillators.rle or similar, and I remember making a synthesis for it at one point.

I'm not sure who originally found it, or who originally synthesized it (unfortunately, I didn't keep a lot of detailed notes about such things at the time), but the pattern file in my collection is dated 2000-04-14, so the synthesis is at least that old. It has three syntheses, from 24, 28, and 34 gliders respectively. Was yours smaller?

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```
x = 171, y = 145, rule = B3/S23
144bo$143bo$143b3o$131bo8bo$132bo5boo$122bo7b3o6boo$85bo34bobo22bo$83b
obo35boo5boo14bo$52bo31boo41bobo14b3o$47bo3bo15boo18boo40bo$48boob3o
12bobbo16bobbo18boo28boo$47boo17bobbo16bobbo17bobo27bobo$3bo18bo19bo
19bo4boo13bo4boo13bo4boo23bo4boo23bo$bbo5bo12bobo17bobo17bobo17bobo17b
obo27bobo28boo$bb3o3bobo9bobbo16bobbo16bobbo16bobbo16bobbo26bobbo11bo
15bobbo4bo$8boo11boo18boo18boo18boo18boo21b3o4boo11bo16bobo3bobbo$boo
25boo18boo18boo18boo18boo16bo11boo4b3o13bobbo3bobo$obo3b3o18bobbo16bo
bbo16bobbo16bobbo16bobbo14bo11bobbo20bo4bobbo$bbo5bo18bobo17bobo17bobo
17bobo17bobo27bobo27boo$7bo20bo19bo13boo4bo13boo4bo13boo4bo23boo4bo29b
o$42boo17bobbo16bobbo16bobo27bobo$37b3oboo18bobbo16bobbo16boo28boo$39b
o3bo18boo18boo57bo$38bo46boo37b3o14bobo$85bobo38bo14boo5boo$85bo39bo
22bobo$130boo6b3o7bo$131boo5bo$130bo8bo$125b3o$127bo$126bo8$134bo$135b
oo$134boo11bo$138bo7bo$131bo5bo8b3o$132bo4b3o$122bo7b3o$120bobo22bo$
121boo5boo14bo$127bobo14b3o$129bo7boo$136bobbo$136bobbo$132bo4boo23bo$
120bo10bobo28boo$121bo8bobbo11bo15bobbo4bo$119b3obb3o4boo11bo16bobo3bo
bbo$126bo11boo4b3obb3o8bobbo3bobo$125bo11bobbo8bo11bo4bobbo$137bobo10b
o16boo$132boo4bo29bo$131bobbo$131bobbo$132boo7bo$124b3o14bobo$126bo14b
oo5boo$125bo22bobo$138b3o7bo$131b3o4bo$21bo100b3o8bo5bo$19bobo102bo7bo
$20boo101bo11boo$134boo$27bobo106bo$27boo$28bo$23bo$23bobo$23boo$21bo
22boo18boo18boo18boo18boo18boo18boo$19bobo22bo19bo19bo19bo19bo19bo19bo
$20boo23bo19bo19bo19bo19bo19bo19bo$16bo26bobo17bobo17bobo17bobo17bobo
17bobo17bobo$16boo24bobo17bobo6bo10bobo17bobo17bobo17bobo17bobo$15bobo
24boo18boo7bobo8boo18boo18boo18boo18boo$71boo$42boo18boo4boo12boo3boo
13boo3boo13boo3boo13boo3boo13boo3boo$42boo18boo4bobo11boo3boo13boo3boo
13boo3boo13boo3boo13boo3boo$68bo42bo$110bo16boo18boo18boo$25b3o82b3o
13bobo17bobo17bobo$25bo79b3o19bo19bo17bobo$26bo80bo34bo23bo$16b3o87bo
bboo32boo$18bo90bobo30boobboo$17bo91bo35bobo$147bo12$128bobo$129boo$
129bo$125bo17bo$126bo15bo$124b3o15b3o$118bo$119boo$118boo3$34boo18boo
8bo9boo28boo28boo8bobo$34bo19bo10bo8bo29bo29bo9boo$35bo19bo7b3o9bo29bo
29bo9bo$33bobo17bobo17bobo20boo5bobo20boo5bobo$32bobo17bobo11bo5bobo
21bo5bobo21bo5bobo27bo$32boo18boo12boo4boo23b3obboo23b3obboo13boo13boo
$65bobo31bo29bo16boo13bobbo4bo$32boo3boo13boo3boo13boo3boo23boo3boo23b
oo3boo9bo12bobo3bobbo$32boo3boo13boo3boo13boo3boo23boo3boo13bo9boo3boo
21bobbo3bobo$83bobo25bo11boo16bo19bo4bobbo$37boo18boo18boo4boo22boobb
3o8boo13boobb3o23boo$36bobo17bobo17bobo5bo21bobo5bo21bobo5bo23bo$35bob
o17bobo17bobo27bobo5boo20bobo5boo$36bo18bo19bo9b3o17bo19bo9bo$56bo19bo
8bo20bo18boo9bo$33boo20boo18boo9bo18boo17bobo8boo$32boo$28b3o3bo$30bo
120boo$29bo120boo$152bo$32boo92b3o15b3o$33booboo90bo15bo$32bo3bobo88bo
17bo$36bo104bo$140boo$140bobo!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 8th, 2018, 11:52 pm**

by **Sokwe**

mniemiec wrote:Billabob wrote:Found a funky looking P4 oscillator with

Randcat: ... Not sure if it's known, but thought it was worth sharing.

BlinkerSpawn wrote:It's known and easily locatable in DRH-oscillators.rle or similar, and I remember making a synthesis for it at one point.

I'm not sure who originally found it

According to DRH-oscillators.rle in the Golly pattern collection, it was discovered by Dean Hickerson before April 1992.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 9th, 2018, 9:25 am**

by **Billabob**

Thanks everyone, I'll remember to check pattern collections before posting next time.

mniemiec wrote:but the pattern file in my collection is dated 2000-04-14, so the synthesis is at least that old. It has three syntheses, from 24, 28, and 34 gliders respectively.

18, assuming the block+blinker takes 4 gliders:

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```
x = 108, y = 38, rule = Life
4bo$2bobo$3b2o73bo$79bo$77b3o$21bo$21bo$21bo65b2o$14bo67bo4b2o$12bobo
66bobo$13b2o67bo$24b2o$24b2o2$88bo$47bo40b2o$15b3o28bo40bo2bo4bo$17bo
28b3o38bobo3bo2bo$16bo69bo2bo3bobo$32bo54bo4bo2bo$3o28bo61b2o$2bo28b3o
60bo$bo3$23b2o75bo$23b2o74bobo$34b2o58b2o4bo$34bobo57b2o$34bo$27bo$27b
o$27bo$105b3o$105bo$44b2o60bo$44bobo$44bo!
```

Edit: This reaction looks cheaper to synthesise, but I have no idea how to create the spark + glider:

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```
x = 59, y = 28, rule = B3/S23
3b2o$3b3o9bo10bo$bob3o10bo7b2o$12b6o$3bo12bo9bobo$bob3o9bo11b2o$o26bo
16bo$bob3o36b2o2$44bobo$39bo5b2o$39bo5bo$38bobo$39bo$39bo5$57bo$57bo$
56bobo$51bo5bo$50b2o5bo$50bobo2$53b2o$52bo!
```

Edit2: Syntheses of a few miscellaneous objects:

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```
x = 218, y = 97, rule = Life
78bo$79bo$77b3o$14bo$13bo$4bo8b3o$5b2o$4b2o4$84bobo$bo83b2o$2bo82bo$3o
15b2o$17bobo91bo$19bo2bo88bobo$3b2o17bobo61bobo22b2o$2bobo17b2o63b2o$
4bo82bo$21bo$21b2o84bo$20bobo83bo$106b3o3$99bo$97bobo9bobo$98b2o9b2o$
110bo2$106bo$107bo$105b3o$110bo$109bo$109b3o6$103b3o$103bo$104bo$100b
3o$102bo$101bo7$33bo$21bobo7b2o$22b2o8b2o4bo$22bo14bo$37b3o$16bo$17b2o
$16b2o5$146bo$107bo9bo18b2o8bobo56bo$108bo7bo18bo2bo7b2o23b2o30bobo9b
2o$16bo9b3o77b3o7b3o17bobo31bo2bo30b2o8bo2bo$16b2o10bo82b2o24bo33bobo
33b2ob2o2bob2o$15bobo9bo83bobo26b3o3b3o23bo3bo30b2obobobo$111bo34bo29b
o35bobo$119b2o26bo28bo35bob2o$119bobo57b2o32bo$119bo58bo2bo32bobo$179b
obo33b2o$33b2o113b2o30bo$32b2o114bobo52b2o$34bo113bo54bobo$204b2o$19b
2o$20b2o181bo$19bo182b2o$160b3o39bobo$162bo19b2o$161bo20bobo$182bo4$
62b3o$62bo$63bo$10b2o$11b2o$10bo!
```

And possible reductions to Octagon 4 and Jack::

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```
x = 22, y = 22, rule = Life
14bo$13bobo$6bo6bobo$6bobo5bo$6bobo$7b2o$b2o14b3o$o2bo12bo$b2o13b3o5$
3b3o13b2o$5bo12bo2bo$2b3o14b2o$13b2o$13bobo$7bo5bobo$6bobo6bo$6bobo$7b
o!
```

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```
x = 17, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
2bo11bo$2bo11bo$2b2o9b2o$4b2o5b2o$3b2o7b2o$3bo9bo3$2bo11bo$bobo9bobo$o
3bo7bo3bo$bobo9bobo$2bo11bo3$3bo9bo$3b2o7b2o$4b2o5b2o$2b2o9b2o$2bo11bo
$2bo11bo!
```

What programs are good for finding syntheses of these small, unstable patterns?

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 9th, 2018, 10:10 am**

by **Kazyan**

The other reaction is indeed cheaper, bringing the cost down to 12 gliders:

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```
x = 55, y = 50, rule = B3/S23
10bobo$11b2o$11bo3$12bo$3bobo7b2o$4b2o6b2o$4bo5$52bo$52bobo$52b2o2$47b
o$46bo$46b3o$34b2o$33b2o$35bo5$19bo$20b2o$19b2o$6b3o$8bo$7bo2$b2o$obo$
2bo5$50bo$41b2o6b2o$40b2o7bobo$42bo3$43bo$42b2o$42bobo!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 24th, 2018, 12:06 am**

by **Entity Valkyrie**

Check out my new forum, "is this period 14 sparker known?" for the new period 14 sparker:

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```
x = 22, y = 40, rule = B3/S23
12b2o$2o4bo2bo2bo$bo2b6o4bo$bobo6b4obob2o$2o2bob3o4bobobo$bobob2ob2o2b
2obobo$bob2o3bo3bob2ob2ob2o$2o2bobob4o4bo4bo$2bobob2o4b3o3b3o$2bo2bo3b
3o2b2ob2o$b2o3b3o2bo$8bo4$16bo$16bo$15bobo$16bo$16bo$16bo$16bo$15bobo$
16bo$16bo4$8bo$b2o3b3o2bo$2bo2bo3b3o2b2ob2o$2bobob2o4b3o3b3o$2o2bobob
4o4bo4bo$bob2o3bo3bob2ob2ob2o$bobob2ob2o2b2obobo$2o2bob3o4bobobo$bobo
6b4obob2o$bo2b6o4bo$2o4bo2bo2bo$12b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 24th, 2018, 2:05 am**

by **77topaz**

...Except that's not new, and in fact was discussed on these forums only a few months ago.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **April 24th, 2018, 3:28 am**

by **Sokwe**

Entity Valkyrie wrote:ss this period 14 sparker known?

This is known and can be found in jslife in the 'osc' folder (downloadable from

this page). You should check jslife if you want to know whether a pattern is already known. You should also check the osc-supplement collection available

here.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 5th, 2018, 5:00 pm**

by **Extrementhusiast**

Say, anyone have any need for a p8 MW emulator?

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```
x = 34, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
13b2o$13bo$14bo16bo$3bo7b3obo14b3o$2bobo7bo2bo5b2o6bob3o$2bobo5bo3b2ob
2obobo5bo3bo$2o2b2o3bob3o2bobobo6bo3bo$bobo2bobobo3bobobob2o4b3obo$bob
4obo3b2o2b2o4bo4b3o$2obobo2b2o3bobo3bobobo4bo$o6b2o4bo8bo$bob2o7b10o$
2o$bob2o7b10o$o6b2o4bo8bo$2obobo2b2o3bobo3bobobo4bo$bob4obo3b2o2b2o4bo
4b3o$bobo2bobobo3bobobob2o4b3obo$2o2b2o3bob3o2bobobo6bo3bo$2bobo5bo3b
2ob2obobo5bo3bo$2bobo7bo2bo5b2o6bob3o$3bo7b3obo14b3o$14bo16bo$13bo$13b
2o!
```

What I'm looking for right now is a p7+ fountain that's narrow at the front, i.e. stays confined within this history (sample front end also provided):

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```
x = 18, y = 37, rule = LifeHistory
17.B2$15.B2$13.B2$11.B$10.2B$9.3B$8.4B$7.5B$6.6B$5.7B$4.8B$3.BA7B$2.B
A8B$2.BA8B$.2B2A7B$3B2A7B$.2B2A7B$2.BA8B$2.BA8B$3.BA7B$4.8B$5.7B$6.6B
$7.5B$8.4B$9.3B$10.2B$11.B2$13.B2$15.B2$17.B!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 5th, 2018, 7:21 pm**

by **Sokwe**

Extrementhusiast wrote:Say, anyone have any need for a p8 MW emulator?

It's always nice to see new high-period sparkers! Here's a stator variant that minimizes the bounding box and tries to strike a balance between clearance and population:

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```
x = 23, y = 37, rule = B3/S23
11bo$9bo3bo2$5bo2bo5bo2bo$5b4ob3ob4o$3b2o4bo3bo4b2o$2bo3bob3ob3obo3bo$
3b3obo2bobo2bob3o$5bobo7bobo$6b2o7b2o$3bo6bobo6bo$3b7o3b7o2$5b2o9b2o$
5bobobo3bobobo$2b2obo11bob2o$2bo2bob4ob4obo2bo$4bob2o2bobo2b2obo$5o3bo
bobobo3b5o$o4bob2obobob2obo4bo$bo2bo2bob2ob2obo2bo2bo$2o2b3o3bobo3b3o
2b2o$7b2obobob2o$4b5obobob5o$3bo4bobobobo4bo$3b2o4bo3bo4b2o$7b2o5b2o3$
6bo9bo$5bobo7bobo$4bo3bo5bo3bo$3bo3bo7bo3bo$2bo3bo9bo3bo$bo3bo11bo3bo$
2bobo13bobo$3bo15bo!
```

Extrementhusiast wrote:
What I'm looking for right now is a p7+ fountain that's narrow at the front, i.e. stays confined within this history (sample front end also provided):

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```
x = 18, y = 37, rule = LifeHistory
17.B2$15.B2$13.B2$11.B$10.2B$9.3B$8.4B$7.5B$6.6B$5.7B$4.8B$3.BA7B$2.B
A8B$2.BA8B$.2B2A7B$3B2A7B$.2B2A7B$2.BA8B$2.BA8B$3.BA7B$4.8B$5.7B$6.6B
$7.5B$8.4B$9.3B$10.2B$11.B2$13.B2$15.B2$17.B!
```

Good luck. I posted a collection of all the known p7 sparkers

here.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 13th, 2018, 10:23 pm**

by **Extrementhusiast**

Found a different P7 sparker along the way:

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```
x = 23, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
11bo$10bobo$10bobo$9b2ob2o$4b2o8bo$2o2b2o4b3o2bo$2o7bo3b2o$5bo6bo2b3o$
6bob2o2b3o3bo$8bo3bo3bo2bo$8bobob3o3b2o2bo$6b3ob2o8b3o$5bo3bo3bo2b4o$
5b2o2bob2ob2o4bo$10bobob6o$12bobo5b3o$11b2obobob2o2bo$12bobo4bo$12bo2b
4o$9b2ob4o$9bobo4b5o$12b4o4bo$14bo2bo$16b2o!
```

Unfortunately, it doesn't work for the purpose I intended it to, but perhaps it could be useful elsewhere.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 14th, 2018, 3:36 am**

by **Kazyan**

That fancy-looking oscillator can spark a beehive into a large explosion that definitely has potential for turning into a gun engine. Here's a simple hassler, to show the interaction:

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```
x = 44, y = 55, rule = B3/S23
37b2o$35bo2bo$33b4o4bo$30bobo4b5o$30b2ob2obo$33bo2b4o$33bobo4bo$32b2ob
4obo2bo$33bobo5b3o$31bobo2b5o$26b2o2bob2obo5bo$26bo3bo3bo3b3o$27b3ob2o
4b2o2b3o$29bobob5ob2o2bo$31bobo2b2o2bo$27b3o5bo3bo$27b3o2b2o2b3o$21b2o
4b2o5b2o$21bo3b2o3b4o2bo$26bo8bo$12b2o8bo7b2ob2o$13bo10bo6bobo$13bobo
15bobo$14b2o6b2o8bo$21bo2bo$22b2o6$11bo16b2o$10bobo15bobo$10bobo6bo10b
o$9b2ob2o7bo8b2o$8bo8bo$7bo2b4o3b2o3bo$8b2o5b2o4b2o$5b3o2b2o2b3o$4bo3b
o5b3o$3bo2b2o2bobo$o2b2ob5obobo$3o2b2o4b2ob3o$3b3o3bo3bo3bo$2bo5bob2ob
o2b2o$3b5o2bobo$3o5bobo$o2bob4ob2o$3bo4bobo$4b4o2bo$7bob2ob2o$2b5o4bob
o$2bo4b4o$5bo2bo$5b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 14th, 2018, 5:03 am**

by **calcyman**

Kazyan wrote:That fancy-looking oscillator can spark a beehive into a large explosion that definitely has potential for turning into a gun engine. Here's a simple hassler, to show the interaction:

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```
x = 44, y = 55, rule = B3/S23
37b2o$35bo2bo$33b4o4bo$30bobo4b5o$30b2ob2obo$33bo2b4o$33bobo4bo$32b2ob
4obo2bo$33bobo5b3o$31bobo2b5o$26b2o2bob2obo5bo$26bo3bo3bo3b3o$27b3ob2o
4b2o2b3o$29bobob5ob2o2bo$31bobo2b2o2bo$27b3o5bo3bo$27b3o2b2o2b3o$21b2o
4b2o5b2o$21bo3b2o3b4o2bo$26bo8bo$12b2o8bo7b2ob2o$13bo10bo6bobo$13bobo
15bobo$14b2o6b2o8bo$21bo2bo$22b2o6$11bo16b2o$10bobo15bobo$10bobo6bo10b
o$9b2ob2o7bo8b2o$8bo8bo$7bo2b4o3b2o3bo$8b2o5b2o4b2o$5b3o2b2o2b3o$4bo3b
o5b3o$3bo2b2o2bobo$o2b2ob5obobo$3o2b2o4b2ob3o$3b3o3bo3bo3bo$2bo5bob2ob
o2b2o$3b5o2bobo$3o5bobo$o2bob4ob2o$3bo4bobo$4b4o2bo$7bob2ob2o$2b5o4bob
o$2bo4b4o$5bo2bo$5b2o!
```

Very nice. Rephasing the halves decreases the period from 84 to 77:

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```
x = 44, y = 55, rule = B3/S23
37b2o$35bo2bo$33b4o4bo$30bobo4b5o$30b2ob2obo$33bo2b4o$33bobo4bo$32b2ob
4obo2bo$33bobo5b3o$31bobo2b5o$26b2o2bob2obo5bo$26bo3bo3bo3b3o$27b3ob2o
4b2o2b3o$29bobob5ob2o2bo$31bobo2b2o2bo$27b3o5bo3bo$27b3o2b2o2b3o$21b2o
4b2o5b2o$21bo3b2o3b4o2bo$26bo8bo$12b2o8bo7b2ob2o$13bo10bo6bobo$13bobo
15bobo$14b2o6b2o8bo$21bo2bo$22b2o6$11bo16b2o$10bobo15bobo$10bobo17bo$
9b2ob2o16b2o$8bo5bo2b2o$7bo2b2obo2bo2b4o$8b2o2b2o2b3ob3o$5b3o4bo3bo$4b
o3bobobo$3bobobo4bo$o2b3ob4obobo$3o3bo4b2ob3o$3b4ob2o3bo3bo$2bo5bob2ob
o2b2o$3b2o5bobo$3o2b4obo$o2b2ob3ob2o$3bobo4bo$4bo2bo2bo$7bob2ob2o$2b5o
4bobo$2bo4b4o$5bo2bo$5b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 6:32 am**

by **blah**

I wrote a search program (inspired by

this) to enumerate patterns in a bounded grid, and found a p4 oscillator on a 5x5 grid:

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```
x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23:P5,5
b3o$obobo$2ob2o$2o!
```

wildmyron then created a wick using it.

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```
x = 39, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
9bob2ob2obo3bob2ob2obo$9b2obobob2o3b2obobob2o$5b2o25b2o$6bo2b3o3b3o3b
3o3b3o2bo$6bobobobobobobobobobobobobobo$3b2obob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2o
bob2o$3b2obo4b2ob2o7b2ob2o4bob2o$5b2o25b2o2$2b2o31b2o$3bo31bo$3o33b3o$
o37bo!
```

Is this oscillator known? If not, it is my first discovery in B3/S23.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 9:14 am**

by **BlinkerSpawn**

blah wrote:I wrote a search program (inspired by

this) to enumerate patterns in a bounded grid, and found a p4 oscillator on a 5x5 grid:

wildmyron then created a wick using it.

Is this oscillator known? If not, it is my first discovery in B3/S23.

That's a nice osc that I'm not seeing in the archives.

p4 fenceposts aren't required:

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```
x = 33, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
6bob2ob2obo3bob2ob2obo$6b2obobob2o3b2obobob2o2$6b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o$2b2obo
bobobobobobobobobobobob2o$o2bob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2obo2bo$2obo4b2ob
2o7b2ob2o4bob2o$3bo25bo$3b2o23b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 9:36 am**

by **blah**

I discovered 5x5 plane oscillators with different periods:

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```
#C p12 oscillator in a 5x5 plane found with dds
x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23:P5,5
b3o$o3bo$o3bo$o2b2o!
```

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```
#C p8 oscillator in a 5x5 plane found with dds
x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23:P5,5
b2o$bo2bo$bob2o$bob2o$bo!
```

I'm assuming that these are undiscovered, but I'm not sure. The p8 one probably is, and I'm sure the p12 can be used to make a similar wick.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 9:43 am**

by **Redstoneboi**

blah wrote:I discovered 5x5 plane oscillators with different periods:

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```
#C p12 oscillator in a 5x5 plane found with dds
x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23:P5,5
b3o$o3bo$o3bo$o2b2o!
```

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```
#C p8 oscillator in a 5x5 plane found with dds
x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23:P5,5
b2o$bo2bo$bob2o$bob2o$bo!
```

I'm assuming that these are undiscovered, but I'm not sure. The p8 one probably is, and I'm sure the p12 can be used to make a similar wick.

Those are agars.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 10:21 am**

by **blah**

The p12 is known. It was in jslife in this form:

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```
#C From jslife/wicks/w00012.lif
x = 7, y = 59, rule = B3/S23
4b2o$2obobo$bob2o$o2bo2bo$2o2b3o2$2o2b3o$o2bo2bo$bob2o$2obobo$4b2o2$4b
2o$2obobo$bob2o$o2bo2bo$2o2b3o2$2o2b3o$o2bo2bo$bob2o$2obobo$4b2o2$4b2o
$2obobo$bob2o$o2bo2bo$2o2b3o2$2o2b3o$o2bo2bo$bob2o$2obobo$4b2o2$4b2o$
2obobo$bob2o$o2bo2bo$2o2b3o2$2o2b3o$o2bo2bo$bob2o$2obobo$4b2o2$4b2o$2o
bobo$bob2o$o2bo2bo$2o2b3o2$2o2b3o$o2bo2bo$bob2o$2obobo$4b2o!
```

jslife also contains these p8 oscillators:

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```
#C From jslife/osc/o0008.lif
x = 39, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
4b2o3b2o11b2o9b2o$3bobo3bobo9bobo9bobo$3bo7bo9bo13bo$2obo6b2ob2o3b2obo
13bob2o$2obob2o4bob2o3b2obob2o7b2obob2o$3bo4bo2bo9bo4bo3bo4bo$3bobob3o
bo9bobob3ob3obobo$2b2obo3bob2o7b2obo3bobo3bob2o$3bo2b3o12bo2b3o3b3o2bo
$3bo15bobo13bobo$4b3o12b2o3b2obobob2o3b2o$6bo17bob2ob2obo!
```

Redstoneboi wrote:Those are agars.

Did you assume they were in a torus? They aren't. They're in a bounded grid, where cells outside are assumed to be state 0. You can make agars out of them, however:

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```
x = 23, y = 23, rule = B3/S23:T24,24
2b3ob3o5b3ob3o2$2o7b2ob2o7b2o$bo2bobo2bo3bo2bobo2bo$b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o2$b
3o3b3o3b3o3b3o$bo2bobo2bo3bo2bobo2bo$2o7b2ob2o7b2o2$2b3ob3o5b3ob3o2$2b
3ob3o5b3ob3o2$2o7b2ob2o7b2o$bo2bobo2bo3bo2bobo2bo$b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o2$b3o
3b3o3b3o3b3o$bo2bobo2bo3bo2bobo2bo$2o7b2ob2o7b2o2$2b3ob3o5b3ob3o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 12:24 pm**

by **Rhombic**

blah wrote:Oscillator

I haven't personally seen that oscillator before but I cannot imagine it being unknown because of its simplicity. I haven't checked in any lists yet.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 1:13 pm**

by **mniemiec**

blah wrote:Did you assume they were in a torus? They aren't. They're in a bounded grid, where cells outside are assumed to be state 0.

Every such a bounded grid is isomorphic to a boundless grid with odd lines of symmetry in place of the grey lines, which is isomorphic to 2x2 reflected copies of the rectangle on a torus, which is isomorphic to an agar.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 2:25 pm**

by **blah**

mniemiec wrote:Every such a bounded grid is isomorphic to a boundless grid with odd lines of symmetry in place of the grey lines, which is isomorphic to 2x2 reflected copies of the rectangle on a torus, which is isomorphic to an agar.

They all have corresponding agars, but they themselves are not agars, which I think is what he was thinking.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 15th, 2018, 8:05 pm**

by **77topaz**

Yeah, they *can* be agars, but they are not *required* to be agars, like patterns on a torus.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 16th, 2018, 5:58 am**

by **Redstoneboi**

Oh, my mistake, sorry. Thought they were in tori.

Probably because I wrote my own program that runs soups in small tori until stabilisation using a (probably inefficient) oscillation detection function.

I found 3*3 waves and stuff, though i lost the data by accident. rip.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 16th, 2018, 7:21 am**

by **wwei23**

Redstoneboi wrote:Oh, my mistake, sorry. Thought they were in tori.

Probably because I wrote my own program that runs soups in small tori until stabilisation using a (probably inefficient) oscillation detection function.

I found 3*3 waves and stuff, though i lost the data by accident. rip.

Run the program again!

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **May 17th, 2018, 4:39 am**

by **Bullet51**

P10:

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```
x = 23, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4b2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2o$4b2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2o2$2b9ob2ob6o$bo8bo3bobobo2bo$ob
5o5bo2bo4bobo$bo8bo3bobobo2bo$2b9ob2ob6o2$4b2ob2ob2ob2ob2ob2o$4b2ob2ob
2ob2ob2ob2o!
```

People must have found this before.