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|Number of cells||41|
|Discovered by||Bill Gosper|
|Year of discovery||2006|
Gotts dots (or 41 dots) is a 41-cell pattern that exhibits O(t ln(t)) growth. It was found by Bill Gosper in March 2006 and helped lead to the construction of the 26-cell quadratic growth pattern.
Collisions within the pattern cause it to sprout its nth switch engine at generation t ~ 224n-6. The first switch engine appears roughly 220,000 generations in, and the second 3.6 trillion.
- Jason Summers' jslife oversize pattern collection. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
- Dave Greene (May 12, 2006). "Quadratic Population Growth, Revisited". Game of Life News. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.