Changes in the Data

Whilst working on a new definition for an alternative data source, I found an error with the way I had been inputting data into the grasshopper definitions. The giant planets of our solar system such as Jupiter and Saturn have parameters which reach into the 100,000 and beyond. What I didn’t realise before was that Grasshoppers data panels where I had been inputting the data don’t recognise a comma as a floating point and therefore the data running through the definition was incorrect, with Grasshopper changing any data with a comma involved. What I therefore had to do was go over the definitions with commas as floating points and remove them. This applied to the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. This resulting in the whole form changing meaning I had to edit the definition as well make the definition work, producing the wall light form at the end. Jupiter, due to its huge parameters, became a very interesting form and was completely different from the rest with Saturn only coming close. What was now interesting to see was how planets with similar parameters and characteristics in real life produced similar forms in grasshopper; so Neptune and Uranus looked very similar, Earth and Venus looked similar as well, and Saturn and Jupiter came close to each other.

Below you can see the variation in the form of Jupiter before and after the data had been changed.

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All The forms together. You can see how similar some look to each other, with only small variations in the form of Neptune and Uranus, Earth and Venus. The planets go from right to left in order from the sun.

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How similar Neptune and Uranus are-

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