Skewed quad
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Skewed quad  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Oscillator type  Muttering moat  
Family  Barberpole  
Number of cells  16  
Bounding box  7 × 7  
Frequency class  40.8  
Period  2  
Mod  2  
Heat  8  
Volatility  0.40  
Strict volatility  0.40  
Discovered by  Unknown  
Year of discovery  Unknown  
 
 
 

Skewed quad is a period2 oscillator and muttering moat. It first appeared naturally on May 10, 2015, in a soup submitted to Catagolue by Brett Berger.^{[1]}
Commonness
 Main article: List of common oscillators
Information on this oscillator's commonness with respect to other naturallyoccurring patterns is currently unknown.
In asymmetric soups, skewed quad typically forms asymmetrically, but there are many ways for it to form. However, in fourfold rotational symmetry, four teardrops with the correct spacing become a skewed quad.
Four teardrops → skewed quad (click above to open LifeViewer) 
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 gliderconstructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.
See also
References
 ↑ gameoflifeboy (May 10, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
External links
 Skewed quad at the Life Lexicon
 Skewed quad at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
 16P2.19 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 40
 Natural periodic objects
 Oscillators with 16 cells
 Periodic objects with minimum population 16
 Patterns with 16 cells
 Patterns that can be constructed with 8 gliders
 Oscillators
 Barberpole variants
 Muttering moats
 Oscillators with period 2
 Oscillators with mod 2
 Oscillators with heat 8
 Oscillators with volatility 0.40
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.40
 Patterns with 90degree rotation symmetry