Statorless p6

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Statorless p6
x = 21, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 9b3o$bo7bob3o2bobo$o4b5obo2bob4o$b4obo2bob5o4bo$2bobo2b3obo7bo$9b3o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 3 LOOP 6 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 36
Bounding box 21×8
Period 6
Mod 3
Heat 36
Volatility 1.00
Strict volatility 0.83
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1989

The statorless p6 is a period 6 oscillator discovered by Dean Hickerson in August 1989.[1] It is one of the few known period 6 oscillators without a stator, giving it a volatility of exactly 1.

Strictly volatile variant

Additionally, a variant of this oscillator exists which is strictly volatile (i.e. all cells oscillate with period 6 rather than period 2 or 3). A 30-glider synthesis for said variant was found on October 4, 2019 based on a soup submitted to Catagolue.[2]

x = 20, y = 20, rule = B3/S23 10bo$9bobo$8b2o$9bo$8b2o$11bo$8bobo$8bobo$bo3bo6b2obobo$o5b2o7b4o$b4o 7b2o5bo$2bobob2o6bo3bo$9bobo$9bobo$8bo$10b2o$10bo$10b2o$8bobo$9bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 3 LOOP 6 ZOOM 14 AUTOSTART ]]
Strictly volatile p6 (Catagoluehere)
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See also

References

  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on October 19, 2019.
  2. Ian07 (October 4, 2019). Re: Soup-based syntheses (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

External links

  • 36P6.6 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs