Join Chris Reilly for an in-depth discussion in this video What's an algorithm?, part of Learning Grasshopper.
…Working with algorithms is fundamental to getting the most out of Grasshopper but…what exactly is an algorithm?…Simply put an algorithm is a step by step procedure.…In math and computer science, algorithms are used for calculations or…problem solving, but the concept can be seen elsewhere too.…In places like recipes, games or…even instructions for assembling things like furniture.…Algorithms are defined lists of successive but…not necessarily sequential steps, each with well defined instructions.…
Since they are sort of like lists, algorithms have beginnings and ends.…In their beginning states algorithms take data in the form of variable inputs.…Inputs are processed through the algorithm steps and…transformed into some kind of information or output.…Which is given in the end state.…Algorithms exist in many different forms from written instructions to flow charts,…to formal computer language, to electrical circuits just to name a few.…Let's take a look at this example of a flow chart.…Here, our input is temperature data.…
- What is Grasshopper?
- What's an algorithm?
- Setting input data
- Using data matching
- Looking at mathematical and logical functions
- Analyzing curves and surface data
- Working with transformations
- Manipulating the Data Tree
Skill Level Appropriate for all
2. Working in Grasshopper
3. Math and Logic Functions
4. Curves and Surfaces
6. Data Tree
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