December 12, 2019

Let It Snow: Generating Fractal Snowflakes with KNIME

Continuing the holiday theme of my previous blog entry, today I decided to write a quick post on how to generate fractal snowflakes using KNIME, the industry leading open source data science platform.   While I’d be comfortable coding this in any number of programming languages, the very nature of KNIME’s desktop application makes it simple to rapidly explore and visualize data in a way that lends itself to fun mathematical explorations for even non-programmers.   However, as with many data science tasks, in the midst of my explorations today I found myself confronted with anomalous results that I initially couldn’t explain.  […]