SPHERICAL IMAGERY WITH MAGIC SQUARES

SPHERICAL IMAGERY WITH MAGIC SQUARES
COPYRIGHT 2016 Tasha Lindsay

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MAGIC SQUARE CONTEST

Announcement:
Water Retention Magic Square contest at:
http://www.azspcs.net/Contest/MagicWater

What is a magic square:

http://luo-shu.com/book/part_two/3X3_magic_square_lo_shu_format_examples_luo_shu_formula_pythagorean_triad


What is a water retention magic square:

http://luo-shu.com/book/part_three/outside_contributions

The contest has attracted 130 participants from 29 countries. The discussion board gives an interesting look into the minds of some brilliant computer programmers. One enjoyable debate is which programming language is the best suited for the contest.

What I have been able to glean so far, though not a programmer; is that there is no perfect language or development environment. An individual's genius and focus is what yield results. Some computer languages appear more suitable for this competition. From the discussion board commentary:

Prefered languages/environments/algorithm:
Turbo Pascal (outdated?)
C++
C #
Brainfuck: no kidding, that is the name: reputed to be one of the simplest languages.
PowerShell
zetagrid algorithm

Languages/environments lacking:
Java