Wednesday, October 12, 2016

[whsrvxdi] Spiral around a sphere

Draw a spiral from pole to pole on a sphere, then place points uniformly along the spiral.  This is one quick and dirty way to scatter points on a sphere avoiding points close to each other.  The best spiral probably has the latitude spacing between turns equal to the distance between adjacent points on the spiral.  Some messy details still need to be worked out.

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