11 Awesome Ways Data Has Been Turned Into Art

At first glance, this looks it could be a mosaic or tiles. However, it is actually 13,689 digits of pi. The artist Marin Krzywinski assigned a color to the numbers one through nine and ordered the first 13,689 digits of pi into a wheel. When I think about how he could have done this, I wonder if maybe he had nine if statements that if were found true, would output an ellipse of its assigned color into the sequence. It reminds me of our data portrait assignment as we assign characteristics, such as colors and shapes, to the numbers in our data sets.

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