Monday, March 14, 2016

How to Find an Algorithm

For some reason I felt like this was relevant
Happy Pi Day! The digits of the date - 3.14 - contain the first couple digits of π. But that's not all. If you add the year to get 3.14.16, you have the first 5 rounded digits of π. This is better than last year's version (3.14.15), which contained a truncated version of π. Today's date contains the more accurate rounded version.

In this post, I'll describe the process of finding an algorithm to approximate the number π.