These are the things I've written that are tagged "math"

Twitter Sort

13 January 2015

Cheeky as hell: Twitter Sort is a sorting algorithm that takes advantage of the Twitter API. You pass the script the numbers you would like sorted and it will tweet a request asking for somebody to sort them. When someone replies with a sorted version of the numbers, it will print them to the console […]

Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight Relaunches as NYT Blog

25 August 2010

A great pickup for the NYT, and makes a lot of sense for Silver, too. If you’re not familiar with FiveThirtyEight, it is the work of statistician Nate Silver doing his mathamagic on US Politics. He modeled the 2008 US election nearly perfectly. Do yourself a favor and read his introduction post.

Math advice for paranoid aliens

07 August 2010

John August crowd-sources answers to some screenwriting issues in his blog comments. Far away on a distant planet, an intelligent but very paranoid species is constructing a series of terrestrial watchtowers to scan the heavens, making sure no space-traveling enemies sneak up on them. You can think of these watchtowers as observatories, each one watching […]

Hello There

My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world. I'm a designer / developer / writer / director / editor / narrator at Occipital.

Stuff I Make

More To See and Read

Browse the Archives

Hey. What're you doing all the way down here? You get lost? Just looking around? Cool. I like you.