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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.

    This may take a while :rofl:
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  3. Oct 24, 2005 #2


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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


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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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