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Drrrawing with purrr

March 27, 2019
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Drrrawing with purrr

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 the R code that I write … Continue reading Drrrawing...

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Allusions to parents in autobiographies (or reading 118 books in a few seconds)

February 24, 2019
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Allusions to parents in autobiographies (or reading 118 books in a few seconds)

If I keep holding out, will the light shine through? (Come Back, Pearl Jam) Imagine that you are writing the story of your life. Almost sure you will make allusions to your parents, but will both of them have the same prominence in your biography or will you spend more words in one of them? … Continue reading Allusions...

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Mandalaxies

February 1, 2019
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Mandalaxies

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 … and R is a perfect … Continue reading Mandalaxies...

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Rcpp, Camarón de la Isla and the Beauty of Maths

January 10, 2019
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Rcpp, Camarón de la Isla and the Beauty of Maths

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 and illustrate very well what is a strange … Continue reading Rcpp,...

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Spinning Pins

December 19, 2018
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Spinning Pins

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 Albert Einstein made with thousands … Continue reading Spinning...

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Flowers for Julia

November 19, 2018
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Flowers for Julia

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 of the ugly previous definition, the … Continue reading Flowers...

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Crochet Patterns

October 14, 2018
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Crochet Patterns

¡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 have some of her artworks at … Continue reading Crochet...

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Tweetable Mathematical Art With R

September 6, 2018
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Tweetable Mathematical Art With R

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 only about R, but also about … Continue reading Tweetable...

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How Do We Draw a Line?

August 5, 2018
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How Do We Draw a Line?

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 Google, that can be played on a computer, … Continue reading How...

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Exploring The Quick, Draw! Dataset With R: The Mona Lisa

July 1, 2018
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Exploring The Quick, Draw! Dataset With R: The Mona Lisa

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 the data. Briefly, it contains  around … Continue reading Exploring...

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