Mazing
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Mazing  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  12  
Bounding box  7×7  
Frequency class  26.6  
Period  4  
Mod  2  
Heat  14  
Volatility  1.00  
Strict volatility  0.92  
Discovered by  David Buckingham  
Year of discovery  1973  
 
 
 

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.
Commonness
Mazing is about the fifteenth most common naturallyoccurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the tripole but more common than the blocker.^{[1]} On Catagolue, it is the second most common period 4 oscillator, being less common than mold but more common than the cloverleaf.^{[2]}
See also
References
 ↑ 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.
External links
 Mazing at the Life Lexicon
 12P4.2 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 26.6
 Oscillators with 12 cells
 Patterns with 12 cells
 Patterns found by David Buckingham
 Patterns found in 1973
 Patterns that can be constructed with 5 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 12
 Oscillators with period 4
 Oscillators with mod 2
 Oscillators with heat 14
 Oscillators with volatility 1.00
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.92
 Patterns with bilateral diagonal symmetry
 Flipping oscillators
 Sparkers
 Sparkers with period 4
 Weak sparkers