Articles by @aschinchon


March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Moça do corpo douradoDo Sol de IpanemaO seu balançadoÉ mais que um poema(Garota de Ipanema, João Gilberto) Sometimes I think about the reasons why I spend so many time doing experiments and writing my discoveries in a blog. Even although the main reason to start this ...
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February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin’Our very street todayBurns like a red coal carpetMad bull lost its way(Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones) After following this easy tutorial, you will be able to create tiled images from a photograph. You may want to use your own portrait or some ...
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Reaction Diffusion

December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sin patria ni banderas, ahora vivo a mi manera; y es que me siento extranjero fuera de tus agujeros (Tercer movimiento: Lo de dentro, Extremoduro) The technique I experimented with in this post is an endless source to obtain amazing images. It is called reaction-diffusion and simulates the evolution of ...
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Colonizing Franky

October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Y otra vez me arranco despacito, al sentir que nada necesito (Locura transitoria, Extremoduro) One of my favorite sites in the Internet is algorithmic botany . It’s always a source of inspiration for me. I recently discovered there the space colonization algorithm, concretely in this paper. Originally, the algorithm was ...
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Clustering Frankenstein

August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Necesito para estar sentado, un arbolito en este descampado (Desarraigo, Extremoduro) From time to time I come back to experiment with this stunning photograph of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster. I have done several of them previously: from decomposing it into Voronoi regions, to draw it as a single ...
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July 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For a lonely soul, you’re having such a nice time (Nothing in my way, Keane) In my previous post, I created the P2 Penrose tessellation according to the instructions of this post. Now it’s time to create the P3 tessellation following the same technique I described already. This ...
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Kites and Darts: the Penrose Tiling

June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Agarrada a mis costillas le cuelgan las piernas (Godzilla, Leiva) Penrose tilings are amazing. Apart of the inner beauty of tesselations, they have two interesting properties: they are non-periodic (they lack any translational symmetry) and self-similar (any finite region appears an infinite number of times in the tiling). Both characteristics ...
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Drrrawing with purrr

March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

La luna es un pozo chicolas flores no valen nadalo que valen son tus brazoscuando de noche me abrazan(Zorongo Gitano, Carmen Linares) When I publish a post showing my drawings, I use to place some outputs, give some highlights about the techniques involved as well as a link to ...
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February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

One cannot escape the feeling that these mathematical formulas have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser than we are, wiser even than their discoverers (Heinrich Hertz) I love spending my time doing mathematics: transforming formulas into drawings, experimenting with paradoxes, learning new techniques … ...
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Rcpp, Camarón de la Isla and the Beauty of Maths

January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Desde que te estoy queriendo yo no sé lo que me pasa cualquier vereda que tomo siempre me lleva a tu casa(Y mira que mira y mira, Camarón de la Isla) The verses that head this post are taken from a song of Camarón de la Isla ...
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Spinning Pins

December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Condenado a estar toda la vida, preparando alguna despedida (Desarraigo, Extremoduro) I live just a few minutes from the Spanish National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT), where I use to go from time to time with my family. The museum is plenty of interesting artifacts, from a portrait of ...
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Flowers for Julia

November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

No hables de futuro, es una ilusión cuando el Rock & Roll conquistó mi corazón (El Rompeolas, Loquillo y los Trogloditas) In this post I create flowers inspired in the Julia Sets, a family of fractal sets obtained from complex numbers, after being iterated by a holomorphic function. Despite ...
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Crochet Patterns

October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

¡Ay que ver cómo se estropean los cuerpos! (Pilar, my beloved grandmother) My grandmother was a master of sewing. When she was young, she worked as dressmaker, and her profession became a hobby with the passage of time. I remember her doing cross-stitch, embroidering tablecloths and doing crochet. I ...
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Tweetable Mathematical Art With R

September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sin ese peso ya no hay gravedad Sin gravedad ya no hay anzuelo (Mira cómo vuelo, Miss Caffeina) I love messing around with R to generate mathematical patterns. I always get surprised doing it and gives me lot of satisfaction. I also learn lot of things doing it: not ...
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How Do We Draw a Line?

August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

She dreams in colour, she dreams in red, can’t find a better man (Better Man, Pearl Jam) Today I bring another experiment based on The Quick Draw! Data from Google, one of my most fortunate discoveries of the last times. The Quick Draw! is a web game developed by ...
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Exploring The Quick, Draw! Dataset With R: The Mona Lisa

July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

All that noise, and all that sound, all those places I have found (Speed of Sound, Coldplay) Some days ago, my friend Jorge showed me one of the coolest datasets I’ve ever seen: the Google quick draw dataset. In its Github website you can see a detailed description of ...
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How Much Money Should Machines Earn?

June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every inch of sky’s got a star Every inch of skin’s got a scar (Everything Now, Arcade Fire) I think that a very good way to start with R is doing an interactive visualization of some open data because you will train many important skills of a data ... [Read more...]

Coloring Sudokus

June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Someday you will find me caught beneath the landslide (Champagne Supernova, Oasis) I recently read a book called Snowflake Seashell Star: Colouring Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harris which is full of mathematical patterns to be coloured. All images are truly appealing and cause attraction to anyone ...
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