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x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 3o$5b2o$b2obobo2$2bobo$5bo$4b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ HEIGHT 500 THUMBSIZE 3 ZOOM 33 LOOP 2 GPS 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 14
Bounding box 7 × 7
Frequency class 44.3
Period 2
Mod 2
Heat 14
Volatility 0.67
Strict volatility 0.67
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

14P2.3, 14-bit P2 #3[1] (apgcode xp2_62k0l51z032) is a small, unnamed period-2 oscillator.

One name proposed for this pattern is "wishing fox".[2]


A 8-glider synthesis of this oscillator was known no later than 2018.[3] An earlier 17-glider synthesis can be found in Mark Niemiec's database.[4]


See also: List of common oscillators

Information on this oscillator's natural occurrence with respect to other naturally-occurring patterns is currently unknown.

See also


  1. Search For Pattern at Mark D. Niemiec's Life Page
  2. SquishyBoi (September 15, 2020). Re: Thread For Your Naming Proposals of Unnamed Patterns (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  3. Goldtiger997 (March 3, 2018). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  4. The 20 fourteen-bit period 2 oscillators at Mark D. Niemiec's Life Page (download pattern file: 14/14ff3.rle)

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