Caterer on figure eight

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Caterer on figure eight
Caterer on figure eight image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 24
Bounding box 20×10
Period 24
Mod Unknown
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 non-trivial because it has a single cell that is alive in generation 23 and is dead in its other 23 phases.

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Generation 23 reveals the single cell with period 24 (in green)


  1. Jason Summers' all-osc pattern collection. Retrieved on April 17, 2009.

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