On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 06:52:04PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
>Ok, now how can you distribute N points around the origin in _3_ dimensions,
>again all of them at the same distance from the origin? Obviously
>there will be an imaginary sphere again, but where do you put the points.
Best general treatment of this I've seen is at
http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/known-math/index/spheres.html
which has the summary:
* "uniformly distributed" has more than one meaning;
* for most n there is no answer which is particularly elegant;
* quick-and-dirty approximations are easy.
R