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Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 6
Bounding box 4×2
Frequency class 13.9
Discovered by JHC group
Year of discovery 1970

Snake is a 6-bit still life. It was discovered by the JHC group in 1970.[1]


Snake is the twenty-first most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than boat-tie but slightly more common than big S.[2] It is also the twenty-eighth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue. It is the rarest of the five 6-bit still lifes.[3]

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on June 18, 2009.
  2. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  3. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.

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