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July 7th, 2007, 09:56 AM   #11
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I asked him that a long time ago, and, if I remember right (I deleted the pm), he had the program look at each prime greater than five, and move one point either up, down, left, or right, based on its residue (mod 5). The coloring indicates how many times each point was visited. That's the essence, at any rate.

@CRGreathouse: I doubt I'd be much help in coding it up, but I wouldn't mind some lessons in php or some other programming language.
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I asked him that a long time ago, and, if I remember right (I deleted the pm), he had the program look at each prime greater than five, and move one point either up, down, left, or right, based on its residue (mod 5). The coloring indicates how many times each point was visited. That's the essence, at any rate.
I couldn't have said it better. It's essentially a random walk, except instead of random numbers I used the primes. I then cut out an appropriately-interesting region from the finished picture.

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@CRGreathouse: I doubt I'd be much help in coding it up, but I wouldn't mind some lessons in php or some other programming language.
Well, maybe I'll post something some time. PHP is easy; you'd pick it up immediately. Other languages can be tricker because they're 'more powerful'.
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