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Pattern type Oscillator
Family Barberpole
Number of cells 12
Bounding box 9 × 9
Frequency class 39.5
Period 2
Mod 1
Heat 12
Volatility 0.67
Strict volatility 0.67
Discovered by MIT group
Year of discovery 1970

The hexapole is the barberpole of length 6.


As a longer barberpole, it is nowhere near as common as the smallest three members of the family. It first appeared naturally on April 16, 2015, in a soup submitted to Catagolue by Brett Berger.[1]

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


  1. Aidan F. Pierce (April 16, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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