On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Edward Cherlin <

[hidden email]> wrote:

> Pascal's Triangle mod 2 is also a Sierpinski gasket fractal. This is

> one of the Python examples in Pippy in the Sugar education software.

>

Glad to see OLPC is getting the right stuff here.

Your technique of backing everything with a rectangular array of 'O's, to

be replaced by " ", "." or left alone, is a great way of formatting. You use

"print comma" (print ,) to keep going on the line, no newline character

before we're done in that loop.

The same matting technique could be used for any rule-based row-by-row

generating scheme, ala the Wolfram numbering using a bit pattern to

encode the next permutation. I've done some work in this area in collaboration

with other contributors to this archive (John Zelle, Gregor Lingl).

4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/nks.py

http://4dsolutions.net/ocn/python/canvas3.py(note our back ending into PIL, Zelle's graphics.py or Gregor's wrapper for

TkCanvas).

Your use of a matte also mirrors my recent suggestion regarding building

a "color sniffing" turtle that stores a shared "canvas" object in some array,

perhaps of just integers, or RGB 3-tuples, if that's the only data we care

about (in addition to geographic position).

Turtles all read and write to the same matte through a handle (easy in

Python as the default is to not copy).

I did run it with gusto. Might've been a dot missing lower right?

>>>

.

. .

. O .

. . . .

. O O O .

. . O O . .

. O . O . O .

. . . . . . . .

>>>

Great work.

Kirby

PS:

<geometry type="esoteric">

Pascal's is coming up in my research because I'm trying to do some

technical writing about one David Koski's studies. He builds hexahedra

(zonohedral rhomb-faced) from great circle networks, packs them out to

the first spherical polyhedron, is finding some pattern in Pascal's that

predicts how many.

Example, when you use 10 mid-face axials of the icosahedron as a

set of spokes from the origin, illuminate any three not at 180 degrees,

you get successive corners of hexahedra, I think he said only 10

possible?

You get a rhombic dodecahedron inside the enneacontahedron that

way (as one of the zonohedra). You get cubes inside the great

rhombicosadodecahedron. Hope I got that right, will double check

with DAve.

The resulting spherical polyhedra may not have all rhombic faces however

as "zero volume" flattened hexahedra, predicted by Pascal's, come together

in the form of other polygons. Here are a couple examples:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/4279038891/in/set-72157622797118549/(132 sides)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17157315@N00/4311083958/in/set-72157622797118549/(600 sides)

http://mybizmo.blogspot.com/2008/11/enneacontahedron.html(older study)

</geometry>

> # Sierpinski triangles

> import sys

> size = 3

> modulus = 2

>

> lines = modulus**size

>

> vector = [1]

> for i in range(1,lines+1):

> vector.insert(0,0)

> vector.append(0)

>

> for i in range(0,lines):

> newvector = vector[:]

> for j in range(0,len(vector)-1):

> if (newvector[j] == 0):

> print " ",

> else:

> remainder = newvector[j] % modulus

> if (remainder == 0):

> print "O",

> else:

> print ".",

> newvector[j] = vector[j-1] + vector[j+1]

> print

> vector = newvector[:]

>

> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 12:23, kirby urner <

[hidden email]> wrote:

>

> This process below is how I learned Pascal's Triangle from my mother

> when I was 11.

>

<< SNIP >>

> --

> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin

> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.

> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

>

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