One mile of pi!

1. Mar 22, 2015

One million digits of pi, printed out on a mile long piece of paper.

What do you think?

2. Mar 22, 2015

Staff: Mentor

Cool video!

They've gone where few have tread before or I'd walk a mile for PI . The sequel will be PI in the sky.

Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
3. Mar 22, 2015

Fachni

It is not important to know one million digits of $\pi$. We only need to know a few of the digits in the calculation. However, the video is interesting.

4. Mar 22, 2015

micromass

Staff Emeritus
Interesting video. But the waste of paper really is painful to me.

5. Mar 22, 2015

Blackberg

I think people who remember more than a few digits should use their memory for something more useful.

6. Mar 22, 2015

Intrastellar

I happen to know some mathematicians who know all the digits of pi!
They said they need to work on their order though.

7. Mar 22, 2015

phinds

I think it's a huge waste of time and paper but since it lead to montahar's humorous comment, I'll let it pass this time but if they cut down any more trees for such inanity, I'm going send them a harsh letter.

8. Mar 22, 2015

It is a waste of paper.
Only 8 ml of ink though!

9. Mar 23, 2015

nuuskur

that's what I said to my algebra professor :D

10. Mar 23, 2015

DiracPool

Who's with me here? What's more impressive in this video, the mile of paper with 1 million digits of Pi computed on it? Or is it the impossible congestion density of that parking lot they show in the first 30 seconds? There must be close to a million cars there.

11. Mar 23, 2015

phinds

You must not have ever parked in a long-term lot at a major American airport. They all look like that.