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{{Oscillator  {{Oscillator  
−  name  +  name = Mold 
−  pname  +  pname = mold 
−  c  +  c = 12 
−  bx  +  bx = 6 
−  by  +  by = 6 
−  p  +  p = 4 
−  m  +  m = 2 
−  h  +  h = 7 
−  v  +  v = 0.63 
−  discoverer  +  discoverer = Achim Flammenkamp 
−  discoveryear = 1988  +  discoveryear = 1988 
−  rulemin  +  rulemin = B3/S23 
−  rulemax  +  rulemax = B3678/S2378 
−  rulespecial  +  rulespecial = [[Conway's Game of LifeConway Life]] 
−  synthesis  +  synthesis = 5 
−  synthesisRLE = true  +  synthesisRLE = true 
−  life105  +  life105 = true 
−  life106  +  life106 = true 
−  plaintext  +  plaintext = true 
−  rle =  +  rle = true 
−  animated  +  apgcode = xp4_37bkic 
−  viewerconfig = #C [[ TRACKLOOP 4 0 0 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]  +  pentadecathlonid = 12P4.1 
−  +  animated = true  
+  viewerconfig = #C [[ TRACKLOOP 4 0 0 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]  
}}  }}  
'''Mold''' was found by [[:Category:Patterns found by Achim FlammenkampAchim Flammenkamp]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 19881988]], but not widely known until [[:Category:Patterns found by Dean HickersonDean Hickerson]] rediscovered it (and named it) in August [[:Category:Patterns found in 19891989]]; compare with [[jam]]. In terms of its minimum population of [[:Category:Patterns with 12 cells12]] it ties with [[mazing]] as the smallest [[period]] [[:Category:Oscillators with period 44]] [[oscillator]], but in terms of its 6×6 [[bounding box]] it wins outright. In fact, of all oscillators that fit in a 6×7 box it is the only one with period greater than 2.  '''Mold''' was found by [[:Category:Patterns found by Achim FlammenkampAchim Flammenkamp]] in [[:Category:Patterns found in 19881988]], but not widely known until [[:Category:Patterns found by Dean HickersonDean Hickerson]] rediscovered it (and named it) in August [[:Category:Patterns found in 19891989]]; compare with [[jam]]. In terms of its minimum population of [[:Category:Patterns with 12 cells12]] it ties with [[mazing]] as the smallest [[period]] [[:Category:Oscillators with period 44]] [[oscillator]], but in terms of its 6×6 [[bounding box]] it wins outright. In fact, of all oscillators that fit in a 6×7 box it is the only one with period greater than 2. 
Revision as of 12:02, 26 September 2017
Mold  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  12  
Bounding box  6×6  
Period  4  
Mod  2  
Heat  7  
Volatility  0.63  
Strict volatility  Unknown  
Discovered by  Achim Flammenkamp  
Year of discovery  1988  
 
 
 

Mold was found by Achim Flammenkamp in 1988, but not widely known until Dean Hickerson rediscovered it (and named it) in August 1989; compare with jam. In terms of its minimum population of 12 it ties with mazing as the smallest period 4 oscillator, but in terms of its 6×6 bounding box it wins outright. In fact, of all oscillators that fit in a 6×7 box it is the only one with period greater than 2.
It has a similar rotor to mazing.
Commonness
Mold is the twelfth most common naturallyoccurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the spark coil but more common than the quadpole on ship.^{[1]}
See also
References
 ↑ Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
External links
 Mold at the Life Lexicon
 Mold at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 12 cells
 Patterns with 12 cells
 Patterns found by Achim Flammenkamp
 Patterns found in 1988
 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 7
 Oscillators with volatility 0.63
 Flipping oscillators