## Jeff Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula

I’ve always been fascinated with self-referentialism in all its forms, so when I stumbled upon a mathematical formula that can *plot itself*, I was pretty intrigued.

Which you then run over certain values of x and y, plot the result, and you get:

Pretty fascinating, isn’t it? At least until you figure out *how* it does what it does, and that it’s really not black magic at all, and that it doesn’t take some freak chance to *discover* such a beast. But I leave that as an exercise for my readers ðŸ˜‰

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Great… I love these posts of yours that I can read and not understand a word at all. I’m feeling like Santa’s little helper then (like in that episode where Bart tries to teach him simple stuff such as ‘sit’) But, uhm, yes, it’s quite fascinating, this formula- has a nice pattern somehow. I could draw a picture of it, might look pretty in a way… By the way- you wrote a new post, waaaaahhh! This is remarkable. Really. I mean it.

Geil ALTER!