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Remebering pi! Going beyond remembering 3.14

  1. Oct 24, 2005 #1
    I recently though it would be kewl to remember pi up to 256 digits :rolleyes: Ok, im a little wacko. :grumpy: My original idea was to remember 1 digit per day. But in the last three days, I have already memorized the first 18 digits. I couldnt help but look.
    In any event, what would be the absolute best method of doing this? I have found it good to remember them in two number segments instead of one. And of course, I wrote a software to help me out.

    P.S. sorry if this is posed in the wrong forum; I didn't know where else to put it.

    3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209
    749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132
    823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019
    385211055596446229489549303819644288109756659334461284756
    482337867831652712019091456
    This may take a while :rofl:
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2005 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Use a calculator :P
     
  4. Oct 24, 2005 #3
    calculator :tongue2: what would that do, exatly?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2005 #4

    Tide

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    I think memorizing is inefficient! I just remember the arctangent algorithm and run the numbers in my head to get the desired number of digits! :biggrin:
     
  6. Oct 24, 2005 #5
    It can be inefficient, but I think it depends on the method of memorization.

    and the proof in that, is an asian man recently recited pi, to something like 80, 000 decimal places..
     
  7. Oct 24, 2005 #6
    He must have broke a record. The max I have heard is 40,000 digits being recited.
     
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