Period 3 oscillator

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Period 3 oscillator

Post by Pete-omino » May 15th, 2019, 4:08 pm

This cropped up (or rather, a close variant) while I was looking at the debris behind a line puffer (with various 'obstacles' placed). Not seen one of these before:

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x = 10, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
4b2o$2o2bo3b2o$o8bo$b8o2$b8o$o8bo$2o2b2o2b2o$4b2o!
Interesting because it has a rotor of just 3 cells which I believe is the minimum for a p3. Can't find it on LifeWiki, closest relative seems to be the Cuphook. Has it got a name?

Actually I think a rotationally-symmetric variant is more attractive:

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x = 10, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
4b2o$2o2bo3b2o$o8bo$b8o2$b8o$o8bo$2o3bo2b2o$4b2o!

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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by Moosey » May 15th, 2019, 4:15 pm

That IS cuphook, just with a different stator.
Stator variants aren’t new oscillators.
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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by SuperSupermario24 » May 20th, 2019, 6:40 pm

Moosey wrote:That IS cuphook, just with a different stator.
Stator variants aren’t new oscillators.
...does that mean the blinker and bipole are considered to be fundamentally the same oscillator? They both have the exact same rotor, just different stators.

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bobo2b3o2b2o2bo3bobo$obobobo3bo2bobo3bobo$obobob2o2bo2bobo3bobo$o3bobo3bo2bobobobo$o3bob3o2b2o3bobo2bo!

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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by Moosey » May 20th, 2019, 6:48 pm

SuperSupermario24 wrote:
Moosey wrote:That IS cuphook, just with a different stator.
Stator variants aren’t new oscillators.
...does that mean the blinker and bipole are considered to be fundamentally the same oscillator? They both have the exact same rotor, just different stators.
I think those two were probably named before we had those conventions, but yeah. Also, (of course) the latter is extensible, so that might have contributed to different names too. I suppose their small sizes and radically different stators also made them seem more different.
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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by danny » May 21st, 2019, 11:19 am

Moosey wrote:Stator variants aren’t new rotors.
FTFY
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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by testitemqlstudop » May 22nd, 2019, 5:41 am

Isn't that the definition of "stator variant"? lol

By the way cuphook, 123 and stillater are all notable oscillators but they are all on the wiki.

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Re: Period 3 oscillator

Post by Moosey » May 22nd, 2019, 7:32 am

Just for the record, Dani slightly altered what I said—
Moosey wrote:Stator variants aren’t new oscillators.
danny wrote:
Moosey wrote:Stator variants aren’t new rotors.
FTFY
Also,
testitemqlstudop wrote:By the way cuphook, 123 and stillater are all notable oscillators but they are all on the wiki.
Why shouldn’t they be?

Also,
Pete-omino wrote:This cropped up (or rather, a close variant) while I was looking at the debris behind a line puffer (with various 'obstacles' placed)
Now THAT is fairly unusual—this relative, for instace, has occurred exactly twice on Catagolue.
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