Our old pal Iowahawk (David Burge) occasionally emerges from his day jobs (identifying old cars, crashing into liquor stores) and reveals a bit of arcane mathematics. I’ve long suspected that Mr. Burge has some advanced training in math, statistics, or a related field. See, for example, his ancient work (2009) on using Excel to replicate climate scientist Michael Mann’s infamous “hockey stick” model — showing that you can start with just about any data and turn it into a hockey stick. But he is keeping his history secret. Perhaps a memoir some day will reveal the truth.
Today’s goodie is for my readers who chide me for not including enough math. So this is for both of you. Forthwith, David Burge on the Voronoi Tessellation.