# what is pi?

Asked by intro24 (1434) October 23rd, 2007

I need pi to 10 billion places. Any idea of where I could find out or what I could do?

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I dont know about 10 million but this site lets you compute pi to one million digits. Just the million itself looks really big. I doubt if any site will have the value of pie to 10 billion places. Just pi to 5 million places is 568 pages long and its sold as a book

mirza (5042)

Software you can use to calc π at Stu’s pi page: http://home.istar.ca/~lyster/pi.html

robmandu (21293)

Might I be so bold as to ask why you need pi to 10 billion places?

squigish (185)

I too think that this is a silly and time-wasting ploy. Read Carl Sagan’s
Contact(novel)

He uses the idea of running π in order to see what’s embedded in it.

gailcalled (54621)

I don’t really have a good reason for this calculation but I know the world record on a home computer is 24 billion. Furthermore does anyone know if a relatively standard pc could calculate that much without crashing or something?

intro24 (1434)

i would say NO—most of the calculations of PI are done in supercomputers in colleges ( the fastest one was done in japan as i recall). You can start off but i expect a regular computer to crash after a certain limit (maybe 50 million)

mirza (5042)

Any computer can calculate as many digits of π as you want, the only question is how long you leave the machine going.

Unless you’re an innovative mathematician with a bit of programming knowledge, or have access to stupid amounts of computation though, you won’t break any records.

rictic (85)

355/113 was always close enough for me.

Schenectandy (1113)

3.1415926535 (thats all know for memory) or the fraction is 22/7 (22 over 7)

pi= I can give you many different terms on the letters “pi” first of I would say I alsways pop my P’s and Dot my i’s because this must be a paying investment PIMPING #2. what i was talking about earlier Private Investigator And toe let you all know I do think the mathmatical term of Pi is using a P capital. Definition In Euclidean plane geometry, π is defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter squared. but then again private investigator would have periods p.i.

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