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Gourmet image
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Shuttle
Number of cells 66
Bounding box 20×20
Period 32
Mod 8
Heat 6.3
Volatility 0.60
Strict volatility 0.60
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1978

Gourmet is a period 32 oscillator that was discovered by David Buckingham on March 4, 1978.[1] It consists of four cis-boat with tails and four aircraft carriers hassling a pi-heptomino.

Despite gourmet's similarity with Tanner's p46, the latter was not discovered until 2017.

Image gallery

Generation 1 reveals that the object being hassled is a pi-heptomino
An alternate form of gourmet using beacons and snakes instead of aircraft carriers
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See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection.

External links

  • 66P32.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs