Fox

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Fox
4bo2b$4bo2b$2bo2bob$2o5b$4bobo$2bobobo$6bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ LOOP 2 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 12
Bounding box 8 × 7
Frequency class 35.6
Period 2
Mod 2
Heat 18
Volatility 0.86
Strict volatility 0.86
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1977

Fox (or gnome[1]) is the smallest period-2 oscillator with an asymmetric rotor. It was found by David Buckingham in July 1977.[2]

Commonness

It is the 74th most common oscillator on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.

Fox+Clock catalyst

A fox can be paired with a clock to make a periodic catalyst:

x = 33, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 28bo$7b2o18bobo$6bo2bo16bo2bo$7b2o18b2o2$6bo4bo14bo4bo$2bobobo2bobo10b obobo2bobo$4bobo3bobo11bobo3bobo$2o8bo9b2o8bo$2bo2bo16bo2bo$4bo19bo$4b o19bo10$7b2o13bob2ob2o$8bo13b2obobo$7bo19bo$7b2o18b2o2$6bo4bo14bo4bo$ 2bobobo2bobo10bobobo2bobo$4bobo3bobo11bobo3bobo$2o8bo9b2o8bo$2bo2bo16bo2bo$4bo19bo$4bo19bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 GPS 4 ZOOM 12 HEIGHT 500 AUTOSTART T 0 PAUSE 4 T 26 PAUSE 2 LOOP 27 ]]
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Glider synthesis

All strict still lifes with a population of 21 or fewer cells, all oscillators with 16 or fewer cells, and all spaceships with 31 or fewer cells are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.

See also

References

  1. "Gnome". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on June 21, 2011.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on June 21, 2011.

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