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Tripole image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 9
Bounding box 6×6
Period 2
Heat 6
Volatility 0.50
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery 1970

The tripole is the barberpole of length 3.


The tripole is about the fourteenth most common naturally-occurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than ship on quadpole but more common than the mazing.[1]

See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

External links

  • Tripole at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life
  • Tripole at the Life Lexicon
  • Tripole at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue