Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] 30 Pointer Alert

  • From"Ryan McGuire" <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 4 Mar 2007 15:06:32 -0500
Ahhh, I see your point now.

You were trying to create a function that allowed the pieces to retain basically the same proportions in the bigger sizes, even if that meant having to round the results. I thought you had done the math wrong and had to do the rounding as a fudge to match the existing dimension. I stand corrected, or at least enlightened.

You like the 4:7 (~.5714) ratio, huh? My "exact" formulae would approach a 7:12 (~.5833) ratio. You can have yours, I'll have mine.


From: "Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] 30 Pointer Alert
On 3/3/07, Ryan McGuire <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Except that those formulas don't produce the "standard" dimensions as I
understand them.

Yes they do.  Check your math again.
    Height = (5 + 3x)/8
    Width = (11 + 7x)/32

But that breaks down severely at higher pips and deforms your pyramids
away from the beauty of the 4:7 ratio.