Hello world ๐ŸŒŽ


July 26, 2023

Hey, Iโ€™m Declan ๐Ÿ‘‹

I work with numbers! And here Iโ€™ll write about calculang - a language for calculations, and other numbers subjects.

That includes finance things, AI, climate change, and other profound subjects where numbers have a real impact on us, as well as more fun stuff like maths in nature and around us, and maths art! ๐ŸŽจ

Iโ€™ll slowly roll things out here, but for some of my earlier work along these lines you can check out my collection on ObservableHQ.

That work is exclusively calculang, but on this blog I chose technology that lets me also write in better-established scientific computing languages Python, R and Julia ๐Ÿค๐ŸŒŽ

This is thanks to Quarto, which also gives me a cute way to share the code inside my pages, for example:

print("๐Ÿ says 'hello world'!") # This is Python!
๐Ÿ says 'hello world'!


Wouldnโ€™t it be nice if numbers had a very happy path like this to their workings? ๐Ÿค” Oh, lets not get far ahead of ourselves already!

So with the blog basically functional, hopefully Iโ€™ll be able to share something mathsy and interestingโ€ฆ soon :)