It starts with a dot

* <-- this is a dot

We don’t know what the dot is yet, but it’s an exciting beginning.

Later, we get two more dots. We now have three dots:

* * *

The dots are still just asterisks in a blog post. But did you know that “asterisk” comes from Latin and means “little star”?

Stars look pretty:

★ ★ ★

Perhaps we can look at the stars from a different angle and rearrange them slightly:


Considering that we started with just one dot, this is an interesting result. Although we had to add two more dots before we saw the stars, in the end they turned out to look very nice on a diagonal.

This is data science.