# Things MAT 271 Wanted to Know

## 2199 days ago by kcrisman

### How do I get text in the worksheets?

Answer: Hover over a blue line and Shift-Click!

I like text in my worksheets.

• I like math
• I like things that use math
• I like things that depend on things that use math

### Can I do the Mandelbrot set?

%cython from sage.rings.all import CC def color(z): cdef float x0 = z.real() cdef float y0 = z.imag() cdef float x=0 cdef float y=0 cdef int iteration for iteration from 0<=iteration<1000: if x*x+y*y>4: break x,y=(x*x-y*y+x0, 2*x*y+y0) else: return CC(0,0) return CC(0,iteration)
def color2(z): return color(z)
@interact def _(xmin=-2,xmax=1,ymin=-1.5,ymax=1.5): show(complex_plot(color2, (xmin,xmax), (ymin,ymax),plot_points=200))

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### Can I calculate some values of sin?

sin(63*pi/180).n(digits=100)
 0.8910065241883678623597095714136263127705185190360887454055222845224922\ 741761352243779385827348614778 0.8910065241883678623597095714136263127705185190360887454055222845224922741761352243779385827348614778

### Can I plot in three dimensions?

y = var('y') plot3d(x^2-y^2,(x,-1,1),(y,-1,1))
u, v = var('u,v') fx = (3+sin(v)+cos(u))*cos(2*v) fy = (3+sin(v)+cos(u))*sin(2*v) fz = sin(u)+2*cos(v) parametric_plot3d([fx, fy, fz], (u, 0, 2*pi), (v, 0, 2*pi), frame=False, color="red",plot_points=200)

### Can I solve equations?

solve(x^4-1,x)
 [x == I, x == -1, x == -I, x == 1] [x == I, x == -1, x == -I, x == 1]
var('y') show(solve([cos(x)*sin(x) == 1/2, x+y == 0],x,y))
 \newcommand{\Bold}[1]{\mathbf{#1}}\left[\left[x = \frac{1}{4} \, \pi + \pi z_{22}, y = -\frac{1}{4} \, \pi - \pi z_{22}\right]\right] \newcommand{\Bold}[1]{\mathbf{#1}}\left[\left[x = \frac{1}{4} \, \pi + \pi z_{22}, y = -\frac{1}{4} \, \pi - \pi z_{22}\right]\right]

### Can I do probability?

import scipy.stats binom_dist = scipy.stats.binom(20,.05) bar_chart([binom_dist.pmf(x) for x in range(21)])

### Can I do big numbers?

binomial(factorial(280),3)
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### Can I do matrices?

Sure.  There are a few versions of the syntax.

• In the first one, you give a list (in brackets) of the whole thing, and tell Sage how many rows to do.
• In the second one, you give a list of rows, each of which is another list.

This is easiest to see in practice.

matrix(3,[2,3,4,1,2,3]) # 3 rows
 [2 3] [4 1] [2 3] [2 3] [4 1] [2 3]
matrix(2,[2,3,4,1,2,3]) # same data, but 2 rows
 [2 3 4] [1 2 3] [2 3 4] [1 2 3]
matrix([[2,3,4],[1,2,3]]) # notice that all [ and ( must be balanced
 [2 3 4] [1 2 3] [2 3 4] [1 2 3]