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3.14 110 14.2%
3.14159 248 32.1%
3.1415926535 166 21.5%
11-50 places 151 19.5%
51-100 places 36 4.7%
101-250 places 13 1.7%
251+ places 49 6.3%

 Survey posted 2000-03-15 16:54 by Andy. Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Grant Elliott
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Only on ticalc would the majority of people know 11 to 50 digits of pi. Wow, we're geeks! Kind of curious as to how this works out.

BTW: First Comment : )

Reply to this comment    15 March 2000, 17:09 GMT

Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
TheWog
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Very few would... I'd be willing to wager that %99 of the people who respond that way can't go beyond 3.14159.

Actually, I think the best way to do it would be to memorize it as a set of telephone numbers.

Wait, we need a "Pi Song" that goes through pi to the 60th digit or so.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2000, 17:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
(Web Page)

i remember a long time ago in a math class we each were to make up a sentence (or more) for the first 26 or 50 (i can't remember which) digits of pi. for example, "how" would be 3 digits, "i" would be 1, etc. it turned out working pretty good.

Reply to this comment    15 March 2000, 22:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
isotec isotec

Umm... id say that %90 of people would go up to 9 digits because most people have TI calcs and they go to 9.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2000, 02:07 GMT

TI-86
Levi Lansing
(Web Page)

The TI-86 has pi as 3.1415926535898

Reply to this comment    17 March 2000, 00:21 GMT

Re: TI-86
The_Professor
(Web Page)

Only in memory. The 86 (and 89) only display 3.14159265359

Reply to this comment    17 March 2000, 01:41 GMT

Re: Re: TI-86
brettm123456
(Web Page)

who really cares????

Reply to this comment    20 March 2000, 02:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-86
dleet

I know what to do. Next month, survey how many digits of e us geeks have memorized.

Reply to this comment    21 March 2000, 05:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-86
-bob-

i do

Reply to this comment    25 March 2000, 01:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-86
Akash Kansagra

i think bob is right.

Reply to this comment    25 March 2000, 06:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-86
86er

I know pi to the 87th digit.
3.1415926532898321286 7946767893569134874746
59935409039256114857640 9585492983762394582114

Reply to this comment    18 November 2000, 05:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-86
bob joe

u r a nerd man that is sooooooo not cool

Reply to this comment    21 November 2001, 02:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
nova

I think dim-ti should have a challenge making a pi program.
Then again, considering the numerous updates of the challenge section since before new year's, it might not be a good idea.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2000, 02:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Andy Selle
(Web Page)

I wrote a version in TI-BASIC that calculates PI to as many digits as you want. It takes about 5 minutes to get 50 digits :) so be patient.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2000, 07:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
John McCord
(Web Page)

Where? :) Give us link ... now. :)

Reply to this comment    17 March 2000, 01:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
mherdeg

Very interested in this. However, will it terminate eventually (ERR: MEMORY)? Would it therefore be better to copy-paste ~20k of pi into an .83p and send it over? Or would it generate each digit individually? If so, I'm interested.

The difference between 10 and 9.8 is greater than the difference between 3.14 and pi. Nevertheless, my physics teacher insists that pi=3.14 and g=10.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2000, 02:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Kiros Lionheart
(Web Page)

Have you tried running it on an emulator like VTI with the "Restrict Speed" thing turned off? I can imagine that it might go a little faster :). But the problem is, if you have Restrict Speed of, the virtual calculator APDs a lot faster...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2000, 15:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Alan Rudolph
(Web Page)

I wrote a pi calculator for the Mac. It can produce several thousand digits per second on a G3.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2000, 04:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Reinout Declerck

My Ti89-Basic program calculates the first 50 digits in 4 seconds (no joke!!!). It does the first 100 digits in 15 seconds. Can anybody do better?

Reply to this comment    19 March 2000, 10:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Kabrinsky99

Do you have this program on any web site?

Reply to this comment    24 March 2000, 15:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Luke Miller

I like the idea of a PI song. I don't remember where I got the wav file from, but one day I found a PI song written for the guitar. The guy who wrote it had used the numbers for the note placement in the Key of D (I think).

Reply to this comment    17 March 2000, 17:47 GMT

solar striker

New version of solar striker for 89 and 92+ available at http://brian.t.free.fr/Kit_solar.zip
It has the cool scrolling back and everything. It has a level editor too.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2000, 06:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
nick s

from memory
i do solomly swear.....
3.141592654

Reply to this comment    20 January 2003, 05:54 GMT

Re: Re: How many digits of pi can you recite from memory?
Daniel Bishop

Since when is 19.5% a majority?

Reply to this comment    18 April 2000, 02:26 GMT

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