Game of Life, Part 1, The Rule 1

Posted by Cleve Moler,

This is part one of a series of posts about John Conway's Game of Life. One deceptively simple rule leads to an incredible variety of patterns, puzzles, and unsolved mathematical problems, and a beautiful use of MATLAB sparse matrices. ... read more >>

Pythagorean Addition 1

Posted by Cleve Moler,

How do you compute the hypotenuse of a right triangle without squaring the lengths of the sides and without taking any square roots?... read more >>

Splines and Pchips 2

Posted by Cleve Moler,

MATLAB has two different functions for piecewise cubic interpolation, spline and pchip. Why are there two? How do they compare? ... read more >>

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