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Creating Floral Patterns Inspired by Phyllotaxis

Use R to make art and create imaginary flowers inspired by nature.

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Project Description

R is a tool for serious statistics and analysis. But not everything in life can be serious; life is also beautiful, and R can make beautiful things, too. R can make art.

Spirals rule the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem. This is called phyllotaxis, an example of how mathematics can describe natural patterns. In this project, you will create flowers using this fact.

Project Tasks

  1. 1
    Create flowers with R.

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Data Visualization
Maarten Van den Broeck HeadshotMaarten Van den Broeck

Senior Content Developer at DataCamp

Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. He is also a certified Power BI and Tableau data analyst. After his career as a PhD researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
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