raindrops keep falling on my head

The blog. I haven’t really considered the implications of this, but since this is a prewritten first entry, I probably never will.

Why am I writing this? I’ve been using a wiki for more then a year, and despite it being a very good place to store junk, it is not so good at linearizing thought. So using a real blog, will it have any better results? I’m not sure. But it has so much fewer points of entry, that may be a boon.

If I want anyone to actually read it it better contain some useful information.

I’m calling this “raindrops keep falling on my head” since I couldn’t find anything containing “webdrops” or “googledrops” or whatever, but you get the gist.

Of todays drops:
* rasterman – the man behind e17. He’s 28, like me!
* sage – first it is a web accessible python interpreter, so that’s something off the todo list, but other then that it is a very nice CAS. I’m trying to get it to do voronoi diagrams (but first I need a working python based implementation, or wrapping an existing c one, like fortune’s or Tess).
* TexMacs – this too has a python plugin which makes it very nice as well.

Plotting with TexMacs looks like this:
from math import pi
from pyx import *
g=graph.graphxy(width=8)
g.plot(graph.data.paramfunction(“t”,0,2*pi,”x,y=sin(6*t),sin(4*t)”))
g.writetofile(“demo.eps”)
ps_out(“demo.eps”)

basically just like plotting with pyx, but you use ps_out.

with sage:
m=[(0,1),(0,0),(1,0)]
g=sum(sum([[line([m[i],m[j]]) for i in xrange(j+1,len(m))] for j in xrange(0,len(m)-1)],[]))
g.show()

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