Someone on Reddit pointed out that today (Dec 22nd) is Ramanujan’s 129th birthday. One of the commenters further pointed out that 129 is the sum of the first 10 primes, and the smallest number that is the sum of three squares …

# Category: Numbers

### Beginner, Numbers

## Have we already seen this number? (deja vu again)

## by Alan • • 0 Comments

I had a phone interview for a Python job the other day. It started out really well, he was very impressed with my CV and called me a ‘rocket scientist’. But then we got down to the technical questions and …

### Basic, Numbers

## Number guessing game

## by Alan • • 0 Comments

The number guessing game incorporates several simple but important elements of elementary programming and is a good candidate for an introductory programming example.

If you’ve seen any programming course, you’ve probably seen the “Hello World” program. In Python it’s: …

### Basic, Numbers

## Playing in Python with Pickover’s Premise per Pi

## by Alan •

My favourite tweeter is Clifford A. Pickover. His tweets are delightful nuggets of math, physics & more. I have a copy of his fascinating The Physics Book. However, in these tweets, he claims that the string **44899 **…