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Creates as many copies of the document as necessary to show the whole thing, like a sort of pagination. As you scroll, it spools and unspools into as many pages as it needs. So the whole document is kinda visible all at once, in slices.

Why’d I pick The Waste Land? Something with scattered images probably would’ve been better. Idk, sometimes I just get on a kick of using a certain text. Clearly I have very little editorial vision here.

It could be better generalized (so that e.g. there isn’t just a fixed number of pages allocated on load)... and I kinda want all the pages to be drifting around the space... fluttering, bumping. There are also obviously more pragmatic variants, like a dual-page reader that accommodates either page-turning or scrolling. Or a more deterministic layout where the remaining pages are presented in an orderly fashion so you get a better sense of how much you have left to read or w/e. Why would anyway want that anyway. Whyyyy am I doing thissssss————

Long ago, like years ago — wai

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From a friend: “1. What's the probability of a HS athlete going pro? 2. Suppose we know a pro athlete. What's the probability she was a college athlete?”

So I was thinking about my favorite intuitive illustrations and explanations of conditional probability and Bayes' theorem, e.g.

I asked for help here, there's some good discussion: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2407913/is-it-possible-to-divide-a-square-into-four-parts-of-arbitrary-size-with-two-lin

To-do:

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My friend Colin has been trying to give me a better intuition for higher dimensions. His first fun fact was that the volume of an n-dimensional hypersphere peaks somewhere around n=6 or so, I forget, and then approaches 0 as n approaches infinity. Damn! Meanwhile, of course the volume of a hypercube just diverges to infinity, as you'd expect. So if you inscribe a hypersphere in a hypercube, as dimension increases, more and more of the volume is in "the corners" — ultimately, almost all of it.

That's not what I'm trying to show here, it's just cool. This is somewhat different.

Colin also pointed out that, in a high-dimensional multivariate random normal distribution (with identity covariance matrix), all the mass ends up coming to be found in a sort of donut at some distance from the middle. There's very little mass in the middle. Of course the origin is still the mean/median/mode. The problem is that the middle is just so dang small, and there's SO MUCH SPACE as you go a little further out. So if you're jus

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Pinch apart to split the viewport in two, so you can do parallel reading. Pinch together to recombine. Only tested on iPhone & iPad; should work on other multitouch devices?; doesn't do anything (or make any sense) on non-touch single-pointer mouse/trackpad devices, whatever we're calling that classic category these days. But you can see it demo'ed in this tweet.

WHY:

The Web is missing lenses and mirrors and such, I think — images! maps! — fundamental mechanics for getting various views on the same underlying content. We have the freedom to paint any pixel according to any arbitrary rule, and yet it's weirdly hard to . . . like, hold your place in a long document, as one would with a finger marking a page in a book as you skim ahead. Sometimes I highlight the last sentence I read with the mouse so it jumps out when I scroll back up, which is a nice near-unconscious hack that takes advantage of something I know about how document state work

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<style>
svg {
overflow: visible;
}
path {
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Swizzling! (Or pandas DataFrame "reshaping" / "pivoting" / "(un)stacking".)

Click and drag the i,j,k in the upper right to reorder. Click anywhere else to donate to ACLU or CAIR. Refresh for random dimensions.

One can imagine more spreadsheety stuff, extending to 4D arrays and higher, and aggregating/slicing/collapsing/folding along different dimensions.

No, I'm not at all sure I'm using the term "swizzle" correctly. I don't understand matrices.