How to make Google search draw a heart

One really useful feature of Google search is its ability to perform calculations, from simple additions and subtractions to conversions and more complex formulae.

Look what happens when you search Google for this formula:

(sqrt(cos(x))*cos(400*x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.4)*(4-x*x)^0.1

google-heart-formula

Now, why didn’t we get to draw that in Sixth Year Studies Maths?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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