Mazing
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Mazing  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  12  
Bounding box  7×7  
Frequency class  26.6  
Period  4  
Mod  2  
Heat  14  
Volatility  1.00  
Strict volatility  0.92  
Discovered by  David Buckingham  
Year of discovery  1973  
 
 
 

Mazing is a period 4 oscillator found by David Buckingham in December 1973. In terms of its 12 cells it is tied with mold as the smallest period 4 oscillator, but mold has a smaller bounding box.
Commonness
Mazing is about the fifteenth most common naturallyoccurring oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the tripole but more common than the blocker.^{[1]} On Catagolue, it is the second most common period 4 oscillator, being less common than mold but more common than the cloverleaf.^{[2]}
See also
References
 ↑ Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
 ↑ Adam P. Goucher. "Census". Catagolue. Retrieved on October 27, 2018.
External links
 Mazing at the Life Lexicon
 12P4.2 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs
Categories:
 Patterns
 Patterns with Catagolue frequency class 26.6
 Natural periodic objects
 Oscillators with 12 cells
 Patterns with 12 cells
 Patterns found by David Buckingham
 Patterns found in 1973
 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 14
 Oscillators with volatility 1.00
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.92
 Patterns with bilateral diagonal symmetry
 Flipping oscillators
 Sparkers
 Sparkers with period 4
 Weak sparkers