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NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions meets Virtual Reality

Sandy Ressler -- NIST

2018/10/18 10:45am

Watch how VR can be used to explore mathematical function in a playful yet informative manner. The NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions is the definitive source of special functions and we demonstrate how to abuse these surfaces to gain new insight into the structure and nature of these beautiful figures.



This is the second time Sandy Ressler’s been involved with VR at NIST, in the mid 90’s he was prototyping manufacturing and robotic systems. In a prior lifetime (the 80s) at Bell Labs he created unique real time graphics demos.