Something’s not quite right, perhaps?

thing_vs_thing Yeah. Scary, right? I woke up one morning to this result (see earlier posts here, here, and here) from a night of an intensive computer run. It was not meant to be a straight line, but pretty close to it, so I knew that something was wrong with my code. Took me a good long while to trace the problem, but I did in the end. My signal was being swamped by both systematic and random numerical error. Just thought I’d share this with you as a contrast to the more well-behaved results displayed. Physics aside, it is sort of pretty. I like the way it somehow forms a bridge between the science I sometimes discuss here and the art I sometimes discuss.

All in good fun.

-cvj

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