Caterer on figure eight
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Caterer on figure eight  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  24  
Bounding box  20×10  
Period  24  
Mod  24  
Heat  31.3  
Volatility  0.96  
Strict volatility  0.01  
Discovered by  Unknown  
Year of discovery  Unknown  
 
 
 

Caterer on figure eight is a period 24 oscillator composed of a caterer and a figure eight. In terms of its 24 cells, it is the smallest known period 24 oscillator.^{[1]}
Despite being composed of two oscillators of smaller period (3 and 8 respectively), it is considered nontrivial because it has a single cell that is alive in generation 23 and is dead in its other 23 phases.
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References
 ↑ Jason Summers' allosc pattern collection. Retrieved on April 17, 2009.
External links
 Caterer on figure eight at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
 24P24.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 24 cells
 Patterns with 24 cells
 Patterns that can be constructed with 14 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 24
 Oscillators with period 24
 Oscillators with mod 24
 Oscillators with heat 31
 Oscillators with volatility 0.96
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.01