A Tribute To Numberphile: Visualizing Recamán’s Sequence in VEX

comments 2
Featured Video Play Icon

One of my favorite Youtube Channels is Numberphile. They are one of the driving forces behind my newfound interest in maths. In a recent video they shed some light onto a sequence of numbers called Recamán’s Sequence.

The amazing part here was the visualization that they developed for Recamán’s sequence: A beautiful pattern of semicircles that result from tracing the sequence’s jumps on a number line.
In this tutorial we’ll generate Recamán’s sequence and then visualize it using VEX only.

Download Project file

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail this to someoneShare on LinkedInShare on Google+


  1. Bob Douglas says

    Moritz, this is both elegant and potent in it capacity to generate a beautiful visualisation of the Recamán Sequence. Thank you for your lucid explanation.
    Do you think it is possible to extend the method by generating points in n-dimensional space?
    Starting with 4-D, one could conceivably navigate throughout neighbouring regions of such a space and visualise this journey by generating 3-D cross-sections.
    Perhaps though the probability of revisiting a point may become too small in which case one could define a region instead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *