POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Sunflowers and Sky : Re: Sunflowers and Sky Server Time
28 May 2024 10:05:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Sunflowers and Sky  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 16 Mar 2022 00:17:47
Message: <623164eb$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-03-15 18:37 (-4), jr wrote:
> 
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> Here are 253 sunflowers.
> 
> why 253?  is it significant, a "hidden" message?  ;-)

It's from the triangle formula n * (n+1) / 2.

Each plant uses a horrendous amount of memory, so I only planted enough
to fit into the wedge visible to the camera.  I estimated that about 25
rows (325 plants) would fit into memory, and then I saw the swap file
fill up, so I cut it back to 22 rows, which works out to 253 plants.

>> ...  Nothing political about that, right?  ;)
> 
> "Life is politics, you do it or it does you" (Bangambiki Habyarimana)

Totally agree.


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