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Yes, it is the most important day of the year 49 22.9%
Yes, but not that much 77 36.0%
No, Pi day sucks 45 21.0%
What is Pi and Pi day? 29 13.6%
I celebrated my birthday instead 14 6.5%

 Survey posted 2002-03-16 13:51 by Henrik. Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Phreak139

What the heck is Pi day?

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 15:03 GMT

Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
SonGokuX9

first off, you have to ask yourself, "what is pi?" then you answer yourself, "pi is 3.1415....." then you realize there is a date in march that is the 14th, you then say, "OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH, pi day is 3-14, or March 14th." then you realize that it is pi day each year but dont do anything about it.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 15:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
acr34
(Web Page)

Pi is more like 3.1415926535897932384626433832795;)

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 15:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
jtjdt
(Web Page)

I actually did celebrate my birthday a day early so it was on Pi day!!

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 17:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
jtjdt
(Web Page)

No Pi is more like
3.1415926535897932384626 433832795028841971693993 75105820974944592307816 40628620899862803482534 21170679821480865132823 06647093844609550582231
72535940812848111745028
41027019385211055596446
2294895493038196442881
09756659334461284756482
33786783165271201909145
64856692346034861045432
66482133936072602491412
73724587006606315588174
88152092096282925409171
53643678925903600113305
30548820466521384146951
94151160943305727036575
95919530921861173819326
11793105118548074462379
96274956735188575272489
12279381830119491298336
73362440656643086021394
94639522473719070217986
09437027705392171762931767523

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 18:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Andrew Watts
(Web Page)

Quoting the Simpson's Proffessor Frink, "Pi is exactly four!"

Me

Reply to this comment    16 March 2002, 21:39 GMT

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pollpo
(Web Page)

I think I read somewhere that the bible has pi as being just 3. (that's nice and simple) WHen it was describing the dimension of the Ark, or something like that, Pi came out to be 3... So for this one moment, let's all turn to religion for guidance and simplicity.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2002, 05:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Paul Schippnick
(Web Page)

Actually PI in the Bible is commonly interpeted to be just 3 based on one of the Egptian values for PI. The text of the biblcial reference indirectly to PI is found in two places in the Bible. One of the references is easy to remember. 22/7. 1 Kings 7:23, Add the 1 of first Kings to 22. Then all you need to remeber is 1st Kings. The verse 23 minus 1 divided by 7 is an approximation for PI. Now the reason the value of PI in the Bible is taken as 3 is because the brazen basin is 10 cubits wide and said to be 30 cubits in circumference. But if we understand the width or diameter of the basen to be from outside edge to outside edge and the circumference to be to the insided then the lip or wall of the basen (verse 26) being one hand width or 1/6 cubit. So with this understanding then the value of PI in the Bible is approxmatly 3.1.

3.1 ~= 30 / (10 - 2/6)

A cubit is typically given as about 18.5 inches or about 47 cm and a hand width being about 1/6th this, width of the hand less the thumb. A cubit being from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of the strightened hand.

The second Bible reference is 2 Chronicals 4:2.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2002, 09:27 GMT

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jtjdt
(Web Page)

I love my TI-99/4A!

Reply to this comment    17 March 2002, 16:18 GMT

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Paul Schippnick
(Web Page)

Does your system have an RS232 hookup? Can you up load and down load any files over a modem or between computers with your 4A system?

I had written an program to calculate PI on the 4A. The algorithm that I used was slow compared to the one I found and posted here. Of course one can always use the built in function by using 4 * ATN(1). (For those who don't know the 4A TI BASIC trig functions on the TI-99/4A was in radians only.) PI = 4 * ATN(1)

Reply to this comment    17 March 2002, 22:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
jtjdt
(Web Page)

I have absolutely NO CLUE how to get mine to work with a modem. But what kind of things do you download to a computer that old anyway? I mostly play the games like SlimeWars ect.

-JD

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 00:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Paul Schippnick
(Web Page)

Well not much now. But I have uploaded some programs recently. One in particular. But it requires one of three modules. Mini Memory, Editor/Assembly or TI Extended BASIC. Currently because of the Internet I use a emulation program of the 4A on my PC. The program I uploaded is called MEMMODCHK and is on the Internet in a PC99 file format (The first 256 bytes is a header, the rest of the file is the TI BASIC program.) The file as on the net is called MEMMODCK.TI. The program reports which module you have pluged in of the three. And tells some other in formation such as if the console is 4 or 4A, if p-System for Pascal is in its stopped mode. If Assembly Language written programs are loaded into the Expansion memory. And for that matter, if there is an expansion memory. The file can be downloaded from:
titechpages.htm
Under the Mini Memory section.

Now the PI program I wrote is written in TI Extended BASIC. Do you have any of these modules? Or Personal Record Keeping or Statistics. The XB program could be translated to run in TI BASIC easly enough if you have one of those latter modules.

So you have the cassette interface cables and a cassette recorder for data storage? Where you can save your TI Chess games or TI BASIC programs?

If you have a cassette and cassette interface. Send me an e-mail with your mailing address. And I would be pleased to send you a tape with PI program and a few others. A version of TIC-TAC-TOE which is NOT unbeatable, but almost is.

If you did PRINT 9E99 * sin(4 * ATN(1)/9E99) the 4A will return 3.141592654
Try this in some other BASIC of its day.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 01:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Soth

Problem is is that the bible's wrong so taking PI as three seems a tad dodgey to me.

Any way we all know PI is something you eat so what have all these silly long numbers got to do with the price of a frisbee. Is some one just making them up?

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 11:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Joshua Edwards

lol, that reminds me of something my friend said in geometry class...

TEACHER: Charles, what what is Pi squared?
CHARLES: Pi aren't squared; Pi are round- square Pi is cake!

lol

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 19:22 GMT

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Soth

Good response

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 14:43 GMT

Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
David
(Web Page)

It is three if you round it.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 22:08 GMT

Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Soth

Reply to this comment    20 March 2002, 11:20 GMT

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Daniel Bishop
(Web Page)

It's no more wrong than describing a 7'3" basketball player as being "seven feet tall". Sometimes, one significant digit is enough. The number 31.1415926 would be too awkward to write in those days before the decimal point was invented, and most readers wouldn't care about the difference.

Also, there's probably something significant about the fact that the Hebrew word for "circuference" used in that verse does not use the usual spelling of that word.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2002, 23:41 GMT

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CompuWiz

Remember also that in those days a "cubit" was an approximation equivalent to the length from the tip of the finger to the elbow.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2002, 23:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
jtjdt
(Web Page)

Andrew Watts, how would you feel if someone took your book and put it in an 89/92 e-book series?

DROPS OF BLOOD is a book whose theme is based on the idea that American patriotism should be rooted in supporting the ideas brought forth in the United States Constitution. In this mighty work, author Andrew Watts dispels the myth that personal freedom is always dangerous to society, through a cleverly engineered plot that shows freedom is the best method of self-preservation.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2002, 05:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Chickendude

I don't know if he'd like it, because he's selling it. I liked the preview of it, though:)
Anyways, how would I know; I'm not Andrew Watts...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 02:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Andrew Watts

Contractually, my publisher is the only one who can make ebook copies.

ME again

Reply to this comment    23 June 2002, 04:02 GMT

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BigRedDog
(Web Page)

he said three, not four

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 01:31 GMT

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canteloupe32
(Web Page)

Since I don't want to overload the ticalc.org server, go to my website to find over 6 million digits of pi (a ZIPPED text document). http://paul.crwash.org/cong.asp

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 00:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Chickendude

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 22:31 GMT

Did you celebrate Pi day?
Probyte
(Web Page)

The link works for me. I'm so excited! Now I can spend hours studying a long string of numbers. Accuracy is absolutely vital! :-)

Reply to this comment    20 March 2002, 23:49 GMT

Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Timendus
(Web Page)

You're all sick

Reply to this comment    22 March 2002, 14:02 GMT

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Barrett Anderson
(Web Page)

i hate to break it to you, but there are only 700,000 or so digits there. (according to TIGCC's character counter)

Reply to this comment    23 March 2002, 05:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
killerB
(Web Page)

remember, not so long ago, when the first 50,000 or so digits of PI were posted?

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 19:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Chickendude

what are you looking at me for? Oh yeah, you can't x-<|:~)

Reply to this comment    19 March 2002, 22:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

That's ALL the digits you know?! That's really sad. (I know about 70-some)

LONG LIVE PI DAY!

Reply to this comment    20 March 2002, 22:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
john smith

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094

Reply to this comment    13 April 2002, 22:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Halfmoon
(Web Page)

BEEEEEEP!
Sorry, but you are incorrect.
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Reply to this comment    4 August 2002, 04:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
stu floyd
(Web Page)

Is also Albert Einstein's Birthday!

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 00:00 GMT

Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Alfredo Marin

It is the perfect excuse to have a great party, full of chicks and BEER

Reply to this comment    18 March 2002, 00:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?

Dude, you're posting this on a calculator site :)

Reply to this comment    20 March 2002, 14:40 GMT

Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
(Web Page)

WHAT'S WITH ALL THE FOUR-LETTER WORDS IN THE SURVEYS?!? And has any one noticed that "four" is the only number that has the same number of letters as it's digit?
«RCT¶ªrRöThæÐ» All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2002, 21:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Did you celebrate Pi day?
Chickendude