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wondrousness

tests numbers for the property of wondrousness


This is another simple patch which tests numbers for the property of "wondrousness" which was (presumably) invented by Douglas Hofstadter in his legendary book Gödel, Escher, Bach. To test for wondrousness, first pick a number to test. If it is odd, triple it and add 1. If it is even, halve it. Take the number you obtain and do the same process to it. If the number eventually gets to 1 this way, it is wondrous. The path that different numbers take to 1 is fairly chaotic, and it is displayed graphically in the patch.

Format : Patch
Environment : max
freeware
Max 3.x / 4.x


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