Skewed quad

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Skewed quad
b2o$bobob2o$6bo$bo3bo$o$2obobo$4b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ LOOP 2 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
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 period-2 oscillator and muttering moat. It first appeared naturally on May 10, 2015, in a soup submitted to Catagolue by Brett Berger.[1]


Main article: List of common oscillators

Information on this oscillator's commonness with respect to other naturally-occurring 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.

x = 13, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$bo2bo4b3o$bo2bo4bo2bo$b3o5bo2bo$10b2o4$b2o$o2bo5b3o$o2bo4bo2bo$b 3o4bo2bo$9b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 8 THUMBSIZE 2 ZOOM 12 PAUSE 3 AUTOSTART LOOP 40 ]]
Four teardrops → skewed quad
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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


  1. gameoflifeboy (May 10, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

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