# 186P24

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Pattern type | Oscillator | ||||||||||
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Number of cells | 186 | ||||||||||

Bounding box | 58×26 | ||||||||||

Period | 24 | ||||||||||

Mod | 24 | ||||||||||

Heat | 159.2 | ||||||||||

Volatility | 0.89 | ||||||||||

Strict volatility | 0.02 | ||||||||||

Discovered by | Bill Gosper | ||||||||||

Year of discovery | 1994 | ||||||||||

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**186P24** is an unnamed period-24 oscillator that was discovered by Bill Gosper on October 21, 1994. It was the first non-trivial period 24 oscillator to be found,^{[note 1]} although its original form used t-nosed p4s instead of monograms.

It uses two slightly modified carnival shuttles to make a toad flip its orientation every 12 generations.

## See also

## Notes

- ↑ A period-24 oscillator, boring p24, can be constructed from two sparkers (pulsar and figure eight) both of which were known by 1970. However, this type of oscillator is generally considered "boring", and thus not counted despite technically being non-trivial.

## External links

- 186P24.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs

Categories:

- Patterns
- Oscillators with 186 cells
- Patterns with 186 cells
- Patterns found by Bill Gosper
- Patterns found in 1994
- Oscillators
- Periodic objects with minimum population 186
- Oscillators with period 24
- Oscillators with mod 24
- Oscillators with heat 159
- Oscillators with volatility 0.89
- Oscillators with strict volatility 0.02
- Patterns with 180-degree rotation symmetry
- Unnamed periodic objects