I was inspired by
this short Randall Carlson episode to re-construct the diagram in Wolfram Mathematica.
It is a geometric construction of “the golden mean”, and then viewing it as a ratio, as the basis for a triangle, and as the basis for a pair of circles.
Here is a screenshot of that intermediate step:
For extra fun, there is a comparison of this ratio with a few interesting real-world … objects.
Here is a screenshot of that part:
But the real takeaway is how
fluid it is to tinker with all this.
As I grow older, I really appreciate the “amateur joy” of all this 🙂
Here is the notebook published to the cloud, free to access publicly.
Playing around with Wolfram Mathematica again for a bit:
This “five minutes of Wolfram Language” exercise can be surprisingly therapeutic 🙂
I had come across something interesting today:
However, I then wanted to try it out on my own.
These days, the commonly available frameworks/libraries make it
too hard to just up-and-sketch-something.
… which is where WolframLanguage comes in.
I was able to make a simple notebook for this in five minutes:
Using WolframLanguage to see the spiral pattern in which primes show up when plotted in polar cp-ordinates
… and have the satisfaction of seeing that
yes, it is indeed true.
Seeing things on your own, making things on your own, is a
really nice feeling.
Playing around with Mathematica for a few minutes.
using it to play around.
I’m trying to figure out the “least B.S.” portions of “web3/defi/whatever”. So far, a limited goal is to follow along a couple of “
stable, publicly used and usable” blockchains, and I picked Tezos and Cardano for this.
I built some
probing views for each, as cloud notebooks:
Transactions within the last 20 Tezos blocks as of around 5:09pm on Mar 13, 2022
Transactions within the last 20 Cardano blocks as of around 5:09pm on Mar 13, 2022
Very elementary stuff, but it took a few minutes, and really shows how Wolfram (
Mathematica) is a really great “ computational explorer” right now.
eyeballing the two, at a very subjective, no-flame-war, just-this-instance level, Tezos seems to be stably handling about 2x transaction throughput compared to Cardano. P.S.