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An Origami Programming Environment

Hidekazu Takahashi
Organization: Kawase High School
Department: Mathematics
Tetsuo Ida
Organization: University of Tsukuba
Department: Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics

2003 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Imperial College, London

This paper describes the implementation of an origami programming environment. The origami programming environment enables us to construct sophisticated origamis by calling origami folding functions with parameters necessary to define a fold. The Mathematica notebook with our origami environment package can become the place for constructing origamis step-by-step. The origami programming environment goes further than just simulating origami found in the literature, as it performs intriguing combinations of symbolic, numeric and graphic computations. We show examples taken from well-known pieces of origami art and from a mathematical origami construction.

*Mathematics > Geometry > Computational Geometry
*Mathematics > Recreational Mathematics

origami programming environment, symbolic computations, numeric computations, graphic computations
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