Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pi Day

Of course celebrating Pi Day is irrational. Everyone knows Π is irrational.

And how about this for irrational? It's an image of the first 10,000 digits (past the decimal) of Π. Each digit has been assigned a spectral color: red=0, blue=9.



Somehow I fail to see Our Lady of Guadalupe, but parts of the picture do resemble a Mexican flag.

And here are those first 10,000 digits.
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13 comments:

Burkulater said...

Gotta say, I was pretty excited when they finally found that it terminated.

Bob said...

Burkulater--
10,000 is a bit much isn't it? But there's lots more hidden behind the ending ellipsis.

Gladys said...

What? Pi ends? Oh GAWD this changes the entire universe. My degree is no longer valid and the world as I know it is over. Or not.

Buck said...

I'm with Gladys... Say it ain't SO!

Bob said...

Gladys and Buck--
Yeah, I'm with ya. That would ... like ... ruin the whole plot of one of the original Star Trek episodes (where they exorcised the ship's computer by having it compute Pi to the last digit).

Bob said...

By the way, I notice we just passed 3-14, 1:59.

Jerry said...

You mean this isn't a color blindness test?

I thought that the pixel for the 5,642nd digit was off by one shade, but closer examination shows that it is OK

Teresa said...

Is this where I say... oh shiny pretty colors! LOL.

10,000 digits... you're a maniac my man. ;-)

jennifer said...

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jennifer said...

I was an A D Pi in college. Should I feel threatened??

Missy said...

Did see anything! Those numbers are actually your IQ, right? Pi ends? Good to know!

Burkulater said...

It was sarcasm. I'm a mathematics major. :) It's a good thing you didn't include 50 billion or so.

Bob said...

Burkulater--
Yeah, I suspect everyone else was being a bit tongue-in-cheek, too.

Missy--
Nah, my IQ is probably an order of magnitude over 3.

Jennifer--
Sorry to hear about your blog troubles. But what's this you say: "Alpha Delta Pi?" To whom did she deal it? (Stupid question -- if Zeta Eta Pi, obviously Alpha musta Delta Pi to Zeta.)

Teresa--
My thoughts precisely ... Oooo, pretty.

Jerry--
You were right the first time. That pixel was a bit off.