[Edu-sig] digits of pi

ajsiegel at optonline.net ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Jul 30 09:20:30 CEST 2006

HI Kirby - Never had heard of Pohlke's Theorem.  But a liitle research indicates that Pohlke taught at an art school, and his theorem was connected to art instruction - actually the kind of thing that intrigues me, in the math, programming, art,  liberal arts, let's all be friends vein.And the little  research as to Pohlke Theorem for some reason brought up this article:Drawing with Complex Numbers:http://arxiv.org/abs/math.MG/0001097coauthored by Roger Penrose.Which is another interest of mine/facility of PyGeo.  Also something that the famous (in the Python community) Fredrik Lundh  -  author of the Python Imaging Library - had touched upon in his blog at one point.Got lot's of time to kill today traveling home from Europe (from a quick business trip) so hopefully will have some time to play with these things, and report back at some point.Art----- Original Message -----From: kirby urner Date: Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:02 amSubject: Re: [Edu-sig] digits of piTo: "edu-sig at python.org" > Also, Art, I wonder if you've heard anything about Pohlke's Theorem.> I looked it up and it seemed like a projective geometry thing.  I> mentioned on math-teach that I'd be running it by you (but of course> feel free to pass -- I did, for now (busy with hexapents etc.)):> http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=4947994> > Kirby> > On 7/29/06, kirby urner  wrote:> > On 7/28/06, John Zelle  wrote:> > > Here's a generator I coded up based on a paper by Gibbons:> > >    > http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/jeremy.gibbons/publications/spigot.pdf>> > << SNIP >>> > > # pi.py -- imlementation of Gibbons' spigot algorithm for pi> > > #  John Zelle 4-5-06> >> > I made note of this post by John Zelle over on the Math Forum:> > http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=4968441> >> > Don't be alarmed that the Python source has all the whitespace > sucked> away, an artifact of the web display program.  The underlying> > plaintext has it right (optional view) plus I link back to > here, where> > Python Mailman does a better job.> >> > http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html> >> > Kirby> >> _______________________________________________> Edu-sig mailing list> Edu-sig at python.org> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig> 
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