Different problems aren’t always different

April 21, 2009

Magic Squares are much less frequent than latin squares in computer science (on which we may come back in the future), but they have a number of (fun) applications.

Historically, magic squares are tied to numerology, alchemy and other esoteric sytems. However, as you may already know, I’m not interested in pseudoscience except to debunk it, so this post isn’t about using magic squares turtles to predict the level of the river running behind your house.

Albrech Dürer's Melancholia I

Albrech Dürer's Melancholia I

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