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Re: [Icehouse] Hyperbolic Planar Tesselations

  • FromDavid Molnar <theonlymolnar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 2 Jun 2009 15:22:02 -0400
yep, Bryan, you're right. I didn't look closely enough at the {4,5} pic.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It doesn't look topologically the same to me.  {4,N} means there are N quadrilaterals meeting at every vertex -- in the original link it shows {4,5}, 5 squares at every vertex.  The image you show is actually {4,4} everywhere (just like a chessboard), except the center, which is occupied by a pentagon. Since it has 2 sizes of polygons, it can't map onto the regular tesselations of the original post.

It looks like it would make a good game board, though.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:33 AM, David Molnar <theonlymolnar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
One can get a board that is topologically the same as a "{4,N} with 0 truncation" using polar coordinates rather than hyperbolic geometry.

David, I find your comment offensive.
> Ideas for games sounds cool... but could the math-gibberish go to Geek, plz?
not to mention ignorant, since there is no forum on the Geek for this type of discussion.