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Recent additions to Vaguery.comWatching the arithmetic sausage getting made
http://vaguery.com/words/watch-the-arithmetic-sausage
"Watching the arithmetic sausage getting made" is hard to describe...2018-04-18Arithmetic sausage links
http://vaguery.com/words/arithmetic-sausage-links
"Arithmetic sausage links" is hard to describe...2018-04-23Overlapping “answers”
http://vaguery.com/words/overlapping-answers
"Overlapping “answers”" is hard to describe...2018-04-27A different kind of testing for genetic programming systems
http://vaguery.com/words/mastery-testing
"A different kind of testing for genetic programming systems" is hard to describe...2018-05-24Reliability and creativity
http://vaguery.com/words/relaibility-and-creativity
"Reliability and creativity" is hard to describe...2018-05-25Such a wet robin….
http://vaguery.com/words/such-a-wet-robin
It was raining, and the robins looked wet. Thereby: word puzzles.2018-08-25Where things go wrong
http://vaguery.com/words/where-things-go-wrong
Computational experiment: Given some region of a lattice, if you start tiling it with dominoes at random (many times), and add subsequent dominoes (also at random) so that at least one edge is adjacent to a previous-placed domino, and mark the places where you (eventually) come to a dead end... what does the cumulative histogram of markings look like?2018-08-29Robustness in Push (and Klapaucius)
http://vaguery.com/words/robustness-in-push
Some over-enthusiastic notes and thoughts on making the many kinds of Push collections into something more robust and interoperable, possibly at the expense of familiarity....2018-10-10Tropical string mathematics
http://vaguery.com/words/tropical-string-math
Something like Tropical Arithmetic, but for string manipulations2018-10-16Revisiting the ReQ language
http://vaguery.com/words/ridiculous-interesting-language
In which I (perhaps) push the idea of partial application and weird interpreter dynamics for GP languages a little too far2018-11-03Rewriting ReQ style
http://vaguery.com/words/rewriting-req-style
Something unusual struck me as I was describing the dynamics of my old ReQ language interpreter last time...2018-11-05A self-rewriting system
http://vaguery.com/words/notes-on-a-rewriting-system
A weird sort of series of leading questions on permutations, rewriting rules, compression, and long-term behavior of self-rewriting strings"2018-11-30A compass-and-straightedge (and hard probability theory) puzzle
http://vaguery.com/words/density-of-intersections
If I give you _n_ points in a plane, in general position, and you draw every line and circle you can possibly draw using just those points, and then draw every line and circle you can possibly draw using the _intersections_ of the existing lines and circles, and so on... what is the distribution of points in the plane "like"?2019-01-01Drawing recursive line intersections
http://vaguery.com/words/drawing-line-intersections-in-quil
I've build a little quil sketch animation to help me explore my questions about recursively defined lines, circles and points.2019-01-06A rediscovered poem
http://vaguery.com/words/long-ago-we-brought-you
A poem I thought I had lost, re-found today.2019-01-18Some “simple” number theory benchmark problems for GP
http://vaguery.com/words/two-simple-GP-benchmarks
Using the Pell Equation and a handful of weird functions involving digit-fiddling as benchmarks for automated algorithm discovery2019-02-03What does a program do? (part 1)
http://vaguery.com/words/what-does-a-program-do
It's easy to imagine the programs (and functions) we write can be reduced to the values they return as their "result". Sometimes we allow that there may be "side effects" of an algorithm, but for human-written code we let it disappear. But that hidden work may be crucial to success in GP and software synthesis projects. I look at arithmetic, plus a little something extra, to try to tease apart what I want a "program" to do....2019-02-09Notes on higher-order functions in <code>ReQ</code>
http://vaguery.com/words/higher-order-functions-in-ReQ
In which I try to work through some simple abstract rules for functions that apply other functions to things in the new `ReQ` language for GP2019-02-11Looking for pattern-avoiding sets of numbers
http://vaguery.com/words/more-GP-benchmarks
Another open-ended (no answers here!) puzzle-pile for Number Theory exploration, which I'll be throwing GP at shortly: Given a set of integers, what can we say about the proportion of the numbers, and their pairwise sums, _and their pairwise products_ which do not contain a forbidden digit pattern?2019-04-07Notes on exporting <code>quil</code> sketches
http://vaguery.com/words/exporting-a-quil-sketch
I'd like to make it easier for me to make a self-contained `quil` sketch for use in a webpage (and with interactive elements and/or controls) next time2019-04-18