Lightweight emulator

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Lightweight emulator
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Pattern type Oscillator
Family Emulator
Number of cells 30
Bounding box 14×6
Period 4
Mod 4
Heat 12
Volatility 0.45
Strict volatility 0.36
Discovered by Robert Wainwright
Year of discovery 1980

Lightweight emulator is a period-4 oscillator found by Robert Wainwright in June 1980[1] that produces sparks similar to those produced by the lightweight spaceship. It is the smallest and least useful of the three standard emulators.

This oscillator first appeared semi-naturally in September 2016.[2] A 13-glider synthesis is known for a stator variant featuring loaves in place of eater heads.

See also

References

  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
  2. Aidan F. Pierce (September 9, 2016). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

External links

  • 30P4.5 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs