$rats

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$rats
5b2o5b$6bo5b$4bo7b$2obob4o3b$2obo5bobo$3bo2b3ob2o$3bo4bo3b$4b3obo3b$7b o4b$6bo5b$6b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 3 THUMBSIZE 2 WIDTH 480 HEIGHT 480 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Billiard table
Number of cells 32
Bounding box 12×11
Period 6
Mod 6
Heat 2
Volatility 0.17
Strict volatility 0.17
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1972

$rats is a period-6 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham in September 1972.[1][2] It was one of the first period 6 oscillators to be discovered, and it is a billiard table configuration. A 82-glider synthesis is known for a larger stator variant of this oscillator.

References

  1. Robert Wainwright (September 1972). "Lifeline Volume 5". Lifeline p. 1.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.

External links

  • 32P6.7 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs