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JavaScript code accompanying the essay "My God, It's Full of Dots".

For the full story and explanation, please see that essay. You can also run the code at

The program was inspired by the work of John Shier, especially his book _Fractalize That: A Visual Essay on Statistical Geometry (World Scientific, 2019).

The aim is a space-filling algorithm that satisfies two rules:

  1. There's always room for one more object.
  2. As the number of objects goes to infinity, the space is fully covered.

A sequence of disks that satisfy these requirements comes from a certain range of zeta functions, based on the idea of summing the reciprocals of powers of integers.

Copyright 2019 Brian Hayes. MIT license.

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