Alex Raichev


Some projects i've worked on that might also interest others.

Uncle Jaroboam

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A slightly personal and mostly dreamy zine series co-written with Helena Teichrib during New Zealand's COVID-19 Lockdown 1, March–May 2020.

Happiness Beyond Thought

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A course on withering the personal self. Image excerpted from Gary Weber's book Happiness Beyond Thought.

Paper Dragon

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A Mt Eden Pop band.

Markov, A Game of Poems

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Writing poems with found texts and Markov processes.

Affordability in New Zealand

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A visualization of affordability in various regions of New Zealand.

GTFS Explorer

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A web application to analyze and visualize transit data in the form of General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) feeds. A project for MRCagney.


A fast-food, grain-free, vegetarian cookbook. Image excerpted from Carl Warner's Vegehead.


A mathematical coloring book.


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A Python 3 package implementing a new discrete global grid system (DGGS) based on NASA's HEALPix projection. Designed to underlie SCENZ-Grid, an open-source geographic analysis system for worldwide scientific collaboration. See the rHEALPix article below for more background. A project for Landcare Research.

Tumeke Cycle Space

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I'm a proud co-founder of Tumeke Cycle Space, Auckland's Community Bicycle Workshop. It’s a place where people can fix, build, and learn about bikes in a safe and inclusive environment.

Asymptotics of Multivariate Generating Functions

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Python/Sage code to compute asymptotics of coefficients of multivariate generating functions. To be incorporated into the Sage codebase; see Sage ticket #10519. Update 2016-02: Finally incorporated into Sage!

Selected Publications

Most of the publications below are journal articles but typeset without the journal house styles and with minor typos corrected.