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Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Muttering moat
Family Barberpole
Number of cells 14
Bounding box 11×11
Period 2
Mod 1
Heat 16
Volatility 0.73
Strict volatility 0.73
Rotor type Pole 8
Discovered by MIT group
Year of discovery 1970

The octapole is the barberpole of length 8. It, alongside 14P2.12, is one of two periodic 14-bit objects which are yet to show up on Catagolue in an asymmetric soup.


Goldtiger997 found a 12-glider synthesis based on a symmetric sample soup from Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue on April 22, 2017.[1]

See also


  1. Goldtiger997 (2017-04-22). "Temp: to Soup Search Results". ConwayLife.com forums. Retrieved on 2017-04-23.

External links

  • 14P2.14 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs