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|Pattern type||Strict still life|
|Number of cells||10|
|Bounding box||6 × 6|
|Year of discovery||1972|
It can be substitutively referred to as the integral with tub, with one pre-block of the integral sign replaced with a tub; however, if using a systematic name, "tub with nine" is usually preferred for this object.
- Main article: List of common still lifes
It is the 54th most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than trans-block on long bookend but more common than broken snake. It is the 7th most common still life with 10 cells, being less common than cis-shillelagh but more common than broken snake.
Compared to Catagolue's typical 16 × 16 soups, the prodigal is 25% more common in 8 × 8 soups and 30% more common in 10 × 10 soups, and it is rarer on a torus.
All strict still lifes with a population of 21 or fewer cells, as well as all oscillators and spaceships with 16 or fewer cells, are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.
- Adam P. Goucher (July 18, 2015). Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
- Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on November 7, 2009.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on May 5, 2023.
- Prodigal at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
- The 25 ten-bit still-lifes at Mark D. Niemiec's Life Page (download pattern file: 10/10-17.rle)