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The Ulam Prime Spiral
Inspired by the square spiral of Stanislaw Ulam, the prime numbers are plotted on a spiral number line. Each prime on the wound line is marked with a dot. Adjusting the tightness of the winding and the density allows different patterns to emerge.
Contributed by:
Christopher Skiscim
Based on a program by:
Greg Keogh
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For the original inspiration, see
http://www.orthogonal.com.au/hobby/mm/images/index.htm
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Prime Spiral
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"
The Ulam Prime Spiral
" from
the Wolfram Demonstrations Project
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TheUlamPrimeSpiral/
Contributed by:
Christopher Skiscim
Based on a program by:
Greg Keogh
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