The blog had passed 140,000 hits since inception at the end of the day Tuesday Dec 6.
I have a post written for this coming Monday; as usual, when I say “written” I mean that it awaits final edits — typically, links and more transition and summary sentences.
It is, as I forecast, a regression post about fitting polynomials – but it’s only one of the two examples I had in mind; the second example is even juicier than I thought, and definitely warrants a post of its own.
My crucial Xmas shopping is done: what had to be shipped to the East Coast has, in fact, been shipped. Everything else is local… oh, there’s one thing I need to order on line.
As for the week that was, I’ve been browsing.
One of the things I came across was a 14-element triangulation of the torus. I have shown that we need at least 14 triangles (instead of the easy triangulation with 18), but I had not exhibited a solution. Here it is, based on Nash & Sen “Topology and Geometry for Physicists” ISBN 012-514081-9.