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floweR

June 2, 2014
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floweR

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince) Yesterday I found a package called circular and I could not suppress to do this: Make your own floweRs:

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How Do Cities Feel?

May 27, 2014
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How Do Cities Feel?

If you are lost and feel alone, circumnavigate the globe (For You, Coldplay) You can not consider yourself a R-blogger until you do an analysis of Twitter using twitteR package. Everybody knows it. So here I go. Inspired by the fabulous work of Jonathan Harris I decided to compare human emotions of people living (or

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Shakespeare Is More Monkey-Friendly Than Cervantes

May 19, 2014
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Shakespeare Is More Monkey-Friendly Than Cervantes

Ford, there is an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they have worked out (from Episode 2 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) Some days ago I was talking with a friend about the infinite monkey theorem which is a funny

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The mnemoneitoR

May 8, 2014
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The mnemoneitoR

AND I HAVE A GREAT REJOICING DAY (mnemonic rule generated by mnemoneitoR for first 7 digits of Pi according to The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz) Is there some number impossible to memorize? Do not worry, here comes mnemoneitoR: the tool that you was always looking for! With mnemoneitoR you can translate any number into an easy-to-remember phrase

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What If You Dig A Hole Through The Earth?

April 26, 2014
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What If You Dig A Hole Through The Earth?

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small (Neil Armstrong) Where would you come out if you dig a hole straight

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The Pythagorean Tree Is In Bloom

April 9, 2014
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The Pythagorean Tree Is In Bloom

There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres (Pythagoras) Spring is here and I will be on holiday next week. I cannot be more happy! It is time to celebrate so I have drawn another fractal. It is called the Pythagorean Tree: Here you have

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The Collatz Fractal

April 4, 2014
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The Collatz Fractal

It seems to me that the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing (Sofia Kovalevskaya) How beautiful is this fractal! In previous posts I colored plots using module of complex numbers generated after some iterations. In this

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Do Not Play With Mr. Penney

April 1, 2014
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Do Not Play With Mr. Penney

Facts do not speak (Henry Poincare) Mr. Penney is my best friend. He is maths teacher and loves playing. Yesterday we were in his office at the university when he suggested me a game: When you toss a coin three times, you can obtain eight different sequences of tails and heads: TTT, TTH, THT, HTT, THH,

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Blurry Fractals

March 27, 2014
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Blurry Fractals

Beauty is the first test; there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics (G. H. Hardy) Newton basin fractals are the result of iterating Newton’s method to find roots of a polynomial over the complex plane. It maybe sound a bit complicated but is actually quite simple to understand. Those who would

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Random Love

March 23, 2014
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Random Love

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin (John von Newman) Ms. Positive and Mr. Negative live in a one-dimensional world and are falling in love. But beginnings are not always easy. They have a big problem: none of them like the other’s neighborhood. Ms. Positive

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