@ wrote... (3 years, 10 months ago)

A random neuron fired in my brain and I was curious as to which grew faster, Fibonacci or n^2. While I was at it I also plotted 2^n.

Well as it turns out Fibonacci grows faster than n^2 but that's nothing compared to how fast true exponential growth of 2^n grows.

Here's some pretty pictures.

Notice that the y-axis is logarithmic, exponential growth is fast!

If you have trouble imagining what that really looks like, here is with a linear axis.

Category: tech, Tags: compsci
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don @ November 13, 2015 wrote... (3 years, 3 months ago)

Interesting. I did not know this before but it turns out that fibonacci grows as phi^n where phi is the golden ratio (approximately = 1.61803398874)

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