Mazing is a period 4 oscillator found by David Buckingham in December 1973. In terms of its 12 cells it is tied with mold as the smallest period 4 oscillator, but mold has a smaller bounding box.
Mazing is about the fifteenth most common naturally-occurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the tripole but more common than the blocker. On Catagolue, it is the second most common period 4 oscillator, being less common than mold but more common than the cloverleaf.
- ↑ Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
- ↑ Adam P. Goucher. "Census". Catagolue. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.
- 12P4.2 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs