## Is this oscillator known

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Zacinfinity
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### Is this oscillator known

I was playing with the 2c/3 "elbow" and got this p3 oscillator with many ways to stabilize. Here are some examples:

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``````x = 52, y = 29, rule = B3/S23
6\$40bo\$34bo5b3o\$34b3o6bo\$37bo2b4o\$14b2o20bo2bo\$5bo3bo3bo2bo18bob2obob
2o\$4bobobobobob2obob2o14bo2bobobobo\$5b2obobobo2bobobobo14bo3bobobo\$7bo
bobobo3bobobo15b2obobob2o\$7bobobo2b2obobob2o18bo\$8b2obo6bo16b6o\$12b6o
17bo\$36b5o\$12b2o2b2o22bo\$12b2o2b2o18b4o\$36bo\$37b3o\$39bo\$
2b2ob2o2b2o\$bobobobo2bo\$bo3bobobo\$2b2obobob2o\$6bo\$6o\$o2bo!

``````
Another way causes a non-trivial p6 oscillator:

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``````x = 30, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
4\$19b2o\$13bo4bo2bo\$3b2o7bobo2bob2obob2o\$3bobo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bobobobo\$5b
4o2bobob2obo3bobobo\$3bobo2bo2bo2bo2bob2obobob2o\$3b2o7bobo2bo5bo\$13bo4b
5o\$19bo\$19bo\$18b5o\$17bo5bo\$17bob4obo\$16b2obo3bo\$20b3o3\$20b3o\$19bo3bo\$
19b2ob2o!
``````
So is this new?

Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Smaller(27 bit) version:

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``````x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
2b2ob2obo\$bobobob2o\$bo3bo\$2b2obob2o\$6bobo\$6o\$o2bo!
``````

Kiran
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

The p6 is trivial, an oscillator must have at least one cell that oscillates at the full period to be non-trivial, your p6 has 10 p2 cells and 3 p3 cells.
Your p3s are stillaters with different stators.
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Zacinfinity wrote:Smaller(27 bit) version:

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``````x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
2b2ob2obo\$bobobob2o\$bo3bo\$2b2obob2o\$6bobo\$6o\$o2bo!
``````
Minor reduction (24 bits):

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``````x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
2b2ob2o\$bobobo\$bo3bo\$2b2obob2o\$6bobo\$6o\$o2bo!
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``````x = 81, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory
58.2A\$58.2A3\$59.2A17.2A\$59.2A17.2A3\$79.2A\$79.2A2\$57.A\$56.A\$56.3A4\$27.
A\$27.A.A\$27.2A21\$3.2A\$3.2A2.2A\$7.2A18\$7.2A\$7.2A2.2A\$11.2A11\$2A\$2A2.2A
\$4.2A18\$4.2A\$4.2A2.2A\$8.2A!
``````

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### Re: Is this oscillator known

22 bits, from DRH-oscillators.rle (which should at least be checked before any "oscillator discoveries" if you don't have jslife):

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``````x = 8, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
3bo\$2bobob2o\$2bob2obo\$2o\$bobob2o\$bobo2bo\$2bo2bo\$3b2o!
``````
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Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

BlinkerSpawn wrote:22 bits, from DRH-oscillators.rle (which should at least be checked before any "oscillator discoveries" if you don't have jslife):

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``````x = 8, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
3bo\$2bobob2o\$2bob2obo\$2o\$bobob2o\$bobo2bo\$2bo2bo\$3b2o!
``````
Darn it

Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

but I think this ones new (you made this one blinker spawn viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2783#p41604)

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``````x = 83, y = 48, rule = B3/S23
7\$62b2o\$7b2ob2o50bo\$8bobobob2o43bo3b3ob2o\$7bo2bobobo44b4o2bobo\$7b3o2bo
bo41bo6bobo3bo\$12bobob2o38b6obob4obob2o\$9b3o2bobobo35b2o7bo6bobobo\$9bo
4bobobo34bobob2obo2bob4obobobo\$10b4o2bobob2o31bo2bobob4obo2bobobob2o\$
16bobobo29b2obo4bo5bo2bo2b2o\$12b4o2bobo29bo2b2o2b2ob4o4b2o\$12bo5bobob
2o28bo3bo6bobo3bo\$15b3o2bobobo24bo3b3ob5obob4o\$15bo4bobobo24b4o2bobo4b
obo\$16b4o2bobob2o18bo6bobo3bo2bo3bo\$22bobobo19b5o2bob4obobo2b2o\$18b4o
2bobo12b2o3b2o5bobo6bob2o\$18bo5bobob2o9bobobobob2obo2bob4obo\$21b3o2bob
obo10bobo2bobobob2obo2bobo\$21bo4bobobo9b2obo4bobo3bo2bo2b2o\$22b4o2bobo
b2o4bo4b2o2b2ob4o4b2o\$28bobobo4bob4o3bo6bobo3bo\$24b4o2bobo4bo5b3ob5obo
b4o\$24bo5bobob2ob6o2bobo4bobo\$27b3o2bobobo6bobo3bo2bo3bo\$27bo4bobobo2b
2o2bob4obobo2b2o\$28b4o2bobobo2bobo6bob2o\$34bobobobo2bob4obo\$30b4o2bobo
bob2obo2bobo\$30bo5bobobo3bo2bo2b2obo\$33b3o2bob4o4b2o2b2o\$33bo4bo4bobo
4bo\$34b5ob2obob5o\$39bo2b2o\$36b2o2bo4b2ob2o\$36bob2o6bobo\$46bobo\$47bo!
``````
its an implementation of the same design

Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

is this p3 billiard table oscillator new?

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``````x = 11, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4bob2o\$4b2obo2\$2o2b3o2b2o\$o2bo3bo2bo\$2b2o3bobo\$7bob2o\$2b2ob2o\$o2bobo\$
2o5bo\$6b2o!
``````

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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Zacinfinity wrote:is this p3 billiard table oscillator new?

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``````x = 11, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4bob2o\$4b2obo2\$2o2b3o2b2o\$o2bo3bo2bo\$2b2o3bobo\$7bob2o\$2b2ob2o\$o2bobo\$
2o5bo\$6b2o!
``````
Fairly new -- it's still less than half a century old:

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``````#C 3.2.0   "period three"  [RTW 6/72]  Can be reduced by 4 cells, by
#C         replacing the snakes by joined L tetrominos.
x = 11, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4bob2o\$4b2obo2\$4b3o2b2o\$3bo3bo2bo\$b3o3bobo\$o6bob2o\$b3ob2o\$3bobo\$3bobo\$
4bo!``````
Seriously, check Golly's Patterns/Life/Oscillators/DRH-oscillators.rle at the very least before posting questions like this. But much better would be to download the jslife collection and look through it carefully. You'll get a much better sense of what kinds of object might just vaguely possibly be new.

In general, any question starting with "is this p3..." is going to be answered "no", unless it has a very large number of cells in its rotor.

Even then, unless it has some kind of special properties, it will be part of a very prolific infinite class of oscillators that are all about equally unexceptional.

Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Thanks for the advice, and from now on I will post them in the useless discoveries forum. Oh and also jslife cannot operate on a mac, which is what I use.

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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Zacinfinity wrote:Thanks for the advice, and from now on I will post them in the useless discoveries forum. Oh and also jslife cannot operate on a mac, which is what I use.
Is there something wrong with a .zip file of .rle files?
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Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

Extrementhusiast wrote: Is there something wrong with a .zip file of .rle files?
In jslife it's .exe files not .rle and .exe doesn't work on a mac

calcyman
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

There shouldn't be .exe files in jslife. I suspect you've downloaded a bundle of malware instead of the actual collection.
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

dvgrn wrote: In general, any question starting with "is this p3..." is going to be answered "no", unless it has a very large number of cells in its rotor.
Really? because i discovered a small one with no unique properties and was new:

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``````x = 8, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
3b2o\$3b2o\$2b3o\$4bobo\$2obobobo\$3bo2bo\$2bobo2bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo!
``````
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1437&start=253

(side note, this may be my 100th post :P)

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``````x = 8, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
3b2o\$3b2o\$2b3o\$4bobo\$2obobobo\$3bo2bo\$2bobo2bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo!
``````
No football of any dui mauris said that.

dvgrn
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

83bismuth38 wrote:
dvgrn wrote: In general, any question starting with "is this p3..." is going to be answered "no", unless it has a very large number of cells in its rotor.
Really? because i discovered a small one with no unique properties and was new...
Yes, well, maybe I can weasel out by saying that your oscillator's bounding box may be small, but it's almost all rotor.

With 33 cells to move around, there are a lot of possible arrangements, many of which may not have been seen before. New examples probably still won't be all that interesting, unless someone is trying for an exhaustive collection -- and people learn pretty quick not to try to do that when there are too many trivial variants.

Zacinfinity's billiard table has only four rotor cells. At that size, if you aren't seeing it in existing collections, the odds are very very high that it's just because you're not looking in the right place...!

Zacinfinity
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### Re: Is this oscillator known

I agree and am slightly embarrassed about it, so thanks for the tips(BTW nice oscillator)