I’ve been playing water polo with Denver Squid and thinking about ways to improve my game. I think some “virtual water polo” practice might help; but what should a virtual water polo field look like?
As a kid I would watch surveyors at their tripods, as they carefully calibrated their instruments. Today I learned more about their instruments so I could get make a topographical map of my front yard in Sketchup.
@coolbutuseless has a great blog on solving the “Eight Queens” problem using R. To challenge myself in translating “R” code, I created an Observable notebook. See the final product here; read on to learn how I did it.
Some resources for learning Sketchup, (3D modeling software available for free online), to model my landscaping job for the house across the street.