Today the New York Times published the article “The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula” featuring a widget which allows you to visualise the equation
$(x^2 + (1+b)^2y^2 +z^2 -1)^3 -(x^2 +ay^2 )z^3 $
where $a$ and $b$ are parameters. This equation may not seem romantic at first but as soon as we see the visualisation we cannot help but agreeing with the article first sentence:
“Nothing says I love you like a customisable algebraic equation”
You can customise your equation within the Süss — German for “sweet” — widget created for Valentine’s Day by Imaginary, a nonprofit organisation in Berlin that designs open-source mathematics programs and exhibitions.
Python Code here:
Happy Valentine’s Day!