Boring p24

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Boring p24
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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 62
Bounding box 26 × 18
Frequency class 42.6
Period 24
Mod 24
Heat 59.5
Volatility 0.82
Strict volatility 0.03
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Boring p24 (or trans-pulsar on figure eight) is a period-24 oscillator composed of a pulsar and a figure eight.

Despite being composed of two oscillators of smaller periods (p3 and p8 respectively), it is considered non-trivial because it has two cells that are alive in one generation and dead in the other 23, and two more otherwise period-8 cells that are alive in one additional generation.


Main article: List of common oscillators

On Catagolue, it is the most common period 24 oscillator, being more common than the similar uninteresting p24.[1]

The boring p24 first appeared naturally on August 27, 2015, in a soup found by Brett Berger.[2] Before this, symmetric figure-eight-on-pulsar variants had appeared only semi-naturally.[3]

See also


  1. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.
  2. Ivan Fomichev (August 27, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums
  3. Richard Schank (December 20, 2014). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

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