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Friday, March 06, 2015

Pi Day 2015 (3.14159265)

The Pi Day Commemorative Package

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Scientific American May 2003: A Digital Slice of Pi
The new way to do pure math: experimentally
Scientific American July 1960: Mathematical Games
Incidental information about the extraordinary number pi

Scientific American February 1988: Ramanujan and Pi
Some 75 years ago an Indian mathematical genius developed ways of calculating pi with extraordinary efficiency. His approach is now incorporated in computer algorithms yielding millions of digits of pi

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Scientific American September 2004 Issue: Beyond Einstein
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Pi Day 2015 is significant because the date, (3-14-15) hour, (9 hr) minute (26 min) and second (5 sec) will reflect the first 9 digits of Pi (3.14159265)!

 March 14 at 8:00 AM 
Saturday -- March 14, 2015, or 3/14/15 -- marks an extremely nerdy holiday. It is the official celebration of π, the magical, mathematical and infinite constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
For any circle you can imagine, if you divide the distance around the circle by the distance across it, you will get pi, or 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749


10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi

 March 14 at 8:00 AM 
We could keep going, but you get the picture.
Some people will celebrate the holiday by making and eating pies (Washington restaurants are offering specials on everything from pizza to banana cream). Others will run a Pi-K race of 3.14 kilometers. And some data tinkerers are making art that visualize pi’s infinite and random digits.
One of the best known of these data tinkerers is Martin Krzywinski, a scientist who specializes in bioinformatics, or using computer science and statistics to understand biological data. Krzywinski started publishing his pi art in 2013, beginning with this visualization:

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