Two eaters

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Two eaters
2o7b$bo7b$bobo5b$2b2o5b$5b2o2b$5bobob$7bob$7b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 GPS 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 14
Bounding box 9×8
Frequency class 38.8
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 4
Volatility 0.33
Strict volatility 0.33
Discovered by Bill Gosper
Year of discovery 1971

Two eaters (or eater eating eater[1]) is a period-3 oscillator that was found by Bill Gosper in September 1971.[2] It consists of two eater 1s. It first occurred naturally on August 11, 2015, in a soup submitted to Catagolue by Tanner Jacobi.[3]

See also


  1. Mark D. Niemiec. "Eater eating eater glider synthesis RLE file". Retrieved on April 28, 2008.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
  3. gameoflifeboy (August 11, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums

External links

  • 14P3.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs