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30 May 2024 09:58:59 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Making Patterns with functions  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 9 Jan 2024 15:10:00
Message: <web.659da785d81b84791f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
"Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:

> Very nice. Well done!
>
> I'm glad to see that you are advancing your math and coding skills Bill.

Well, I'm moving forward bit by bit, but all the credit for that pattern
definitely goes to the author.

There's a function or two that I need to puzzle out to understand what they do
and how they are so essential to creating the pattern.

Just as a reminder to myself, I may have to branch out into the 3rd dimension to
see if I can work some of the same "magic" with media density by incorporating
z.

However, along those lines, I was admiring another nice little piece of work
that I stumbled across, and it prompted me to work out the gory details of
Euler's formula, Taylor series, and all of that "e to the power of" stuff that
seems to creep into all manner of interesting topics.

I edited the poem a bit, but shamelessly stole the idea (even though I had to
painfully work out the implementation from first principles).  I didn't realize
I'd need about 20 terms in the Taylor series to get a good enough approximation.
 :O

Enjoy the eye and mind candy.

- BW


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