Saturday, September 30, 2017

Making Turtle pictures with Numbers made from Numbers

The post Random Walks with Number Digits looked at pictures made from the digits of numbers. Go through each digit in turn. If it is 0 take a step to the right. If it is one go 36 degrees down from that. If it is 2 72 degrees etc etc. For base ten numbers this makes a picture that looks like brownian motion but with only 10 directions not any possible direction.

In this post I look at numbers made from numbers.

The Copeland–Erdős constant is made by sticking together all the prime numbers into a number 2 then 3 then 5 then 7 then 11 etc.. 0.235711131719232931374143 A033308. One of these turtle logo pictures made from this number has a very odd pattern. With 1.5 million digits from prime numbers this pattern is made. The Copeland–Erdős constant is normal so I would expect the loop to eventually come back around.

Champernowne constant is made with 1 then 2 then 3 then 4 etc.. 0.12345678910111213141516 makes a similar picture but it is much more curvy. 600k digits looks like

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