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Origins and Influences

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Submitted by AHasvers on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:13
As a first non-trivial devlog, it feels appropriate to share some thoughts on the main influences behind this site and our projects.

What's in a Rose

Līlāvatī means the Playful One.

As Wikipedia would tell you, it is the name of a mathematical treatise written nine centuries ago in Karnataka. It was authored by a certain Prof. Bhāskara, ostensibly for the benefit of his daughter Līlāvatī, who was adequately named, and seemed to enjoy arithmetic and geometric games (as long as they were framed as stories about monkeys).

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