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The Art of Pi – A Colorful Data Visualization

Tuesday 07.09.2013 , Posted by
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Calling all data geeks! Using Circos, a circular visualization software popular in Genomics, Cristian Ilies Vasile and Martin Krzywinski have created these vibrant representations of π, φ and e. First Cristian Ilies Vasile had the idea of connecting each digit of π to its successive digit with links to the position of the numerically corresponding segments. Martin Krzywinski added to Vasile’s visualization “by showing the transition probabilities for each digit across bins of 10 digits” and did this for φ and e as well for the first 1,000 digits, followed by the first 2,000 digits.

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Next, Krzywinski created a lovely distribution plot of the numbers using red-yellow-blue Brewer palette to map their digits and plot them on an Archimedean spiral. For more details of the project, check out Martin Krzywinski’s website.

Above: Progression of the first 10,000 digits of π by Cristian Ilies Vasile
Below: Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π by Martin Krzywinski
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π, φ and e by Martin Krzywinski
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Close-up of the progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ by Martin Krzywinski
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e by Martin Krzywinski
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Progression and transition for the first 2,000 digits of e by Martin Krzywinski
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π by Cristian Ilies Vasile
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ by Cristian Ilies Vasile
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e by Cristian Ilies Vasile
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Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of the accidental similarity number by Cristian Ilies Vasile
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Distribution of the first 13,689 digits of π by Martin Krzywinski
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Distribution of the first 3,422, 13,689 and 123,201 digits of π by Martin Krzywinski
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Distribution of the first 3,422 digits of π by Martin Krzywinski
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Distribution of the first 123,201 digits of π by Martin Krzywinski
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Via: mkweb.bcgsc.ca

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