# Sorcery squares!

The following 5-by-5 squares of digits are not magic squares, but nevertheless they each have a crucial property which enabled me to generate them. What is that property? How could you generate more such squares?

3  3  5  8  9               9  5  4  8  7
4  5  1  4  7               0  1  7  2  8
6  6  3  1  9               4  8  2  8  2
2  2  9  5  3               5  2  8  1  0
6  4  8  3  2               2  3  5  3  6

• Math.random()? :p Mar 29 '15 at 0:26
• @Novarg I don't write troll questions! :-p Mar 29 '15 at 0:29
• AND every row is zero, AND every column is zero. Mar 29 '15 at 16:30
• @Aravind what?? Mar 29 '15 at 16:32
• Write every number in binary. And AND. I realize that's not the intended solution, though. Mar 29 '15 at 16:35

The first one

writes the first 25 digits of $\pi$ in a spiral, beginning with 3 in the middle and moving off upwards and clockwise.

The second does the same for

$e$, beginning with 2 in the middle and moving off upwards and counter-clockwise.

The property is that they

represent irrational numbers in Ulam-type spirals.

To generate more,

pick other irrational numbers and do the same.

Here's one for

Feigenbaum's $\delta$ (4.669201609102990671853203...), starting off to the left:

3  0  2  3  5
9  0  6  1  8
1  6  4  0  1
0  6  9  2  7
2  9  9  0  6

• Wow, I didn't even notice. Good job!
– user88
Apr 6 '15 at 9:31