Archive for March, 2009

Happy Pi(e) Day


Sweet Potato Pie The U.S. House of Representatives have, apparently, officially recognized today as Pi day! But even I am amazed at the fact that lawmakers would discuss this (for 40 minutes!) In other news, I was relieved today to find out that my camera does indeed still take photos better than my phone.

Exhibit A: Maple, a sapling of the University of Waterloo. It is a computer algebra system allowing you to perform both symbolic and numerical computation. It has lots of built-in “packages” including one called GraphTheory, and other people can design add-on packages as well, such as convex (for polyhedral combinatorics, related to linear programming). Exhibit […]