2013

Binary Prime Numbers, with Added Code

Just a short blog to end the year and to follow up on something I posted a few weeks back:

While doing some housekeeping, for changes which I hope will be happening very soon in the new year, I found the original code I wrote to produce my first prime number images.

Although it needs more work, I’ve refined it and uploaded it to GitHub, so here’s a link to the code!

I’ve also modified this work to produce my current range of twitter profile pictures in a different project, making a little archive available on my python host (Palette suggestions (in hex) welcome!).

And that’s about all I had to say really. I should follow up on the primes work in the new year and maybe start attempting a few more data visualizations. There should be plenty of other content on this blog too, but that’s a different story…

What else can I say before signing off for the year?

Some facts…

The next prime numbered year is 2017, (pic below), then we have a decade before 2027 and 2029.

2017

2017: Visualization of its Binary Representation

Oh yeah – the header image for today’s post is not a prime number, it is a visualization of the binary representation for 2013. A big number, which, despite being a tough year has still managed to come around pretty quickly.

With that, all that’s left to say is – Happy New Year! May 2013 bring new challenges and adventures for everyone. May the world drill into a deep vein of common sense, rationality, kindness and openness and let’s see if we can’t make the world  that little bit better for the next jump into 2014.

All the best.

-rs-

Just one more shout out…

I was doing some additional internet research on the topic of representing prime numbers in different bases and noticed a blog from a familiar face in digital preservation – innocent coincidence with this work here, honest! I’m going to argue that digital preservation instills a deeper fascination for raw bytes than other computer science work; maybe a different appreciation for multiple representations of data. A nice coincidence anyway.