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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 49
Bounding box 27×25
Period 88
Mod 44
Heat 11.5
Volatility 0.84
Strict volatility 0.84
Discovered by Paul Callahan
Year of discovery 1996

49P88 is an unnamed period 88 oscillator discovered by Paul Callahan on September 13, 1996.[1] It consists of a pi-heptomino being hassled by six copies of eater 1. In terms of its 49 cells, it was the smallest known non-trivial period 88 oscillator until the discovery of figure eight on rattlesnake in 2016.


  1. Jason Summers' all-osc pattern collection.

See also

External links

  • 49P88.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs