• Lissajous figures published in a 1964 RAND paper, Recording Lissajous Figures


    Science Met Art in Early Data Visualization at RAND

    Ivan Finkle, a computer scientist at RAND from 1957 to 1968, used a plotter printer to make Lissajous figures. He fed equations into the computer to give the coordinates of each point. The printer photographed the result and compiled the lines into artful shapes.

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    Jan 4, 2019