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Topic: 206,158,430,000 digits of pi
Replies: 28   Last Post: Oct 11, 1999 9:09 AM

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 Domnei Posts: 159 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: 206,158,430,000digits of pi
Posted: Oct 10, 1999 7:21 PM
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>I'm sorry to inform you, that you haven't broken a record. All of my
>computer's spare cycles are donated to a distributed computing project to
>calculate as many digits as possible of Pi. Just so you know, the five
>trillionth bit of Pi is a 0. Go here for more information:
>
>http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/pihex/
>
> Art Dardia
>
>

Well, I'm sorry too, but unless I'm a bonehead, Kanada
at U. of Tokyo _did_ establish a new world record (and
still holds it), for calculating the first N digits of pi with the largest
value of N to date. This is different from calculating the Mth digit (and a
few in its vicinity), which is what your
project does. (Not to mention you do it in binary,
not decimal, which is not a trivial difference when you're
calculating isolated digits, since you can't convert from
one base to the other.)

Right?

Mike Keith
Web site: http://users.aol.com/s6sj7gt/mikehome.htm
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Date Subject Author
9/22/99 Stuart A. Lyster
9/22/99 Russell Harper
9/22/99 Clive Tooth
9/22/99 Paul Hughett
9/22/99 Clive Tooth
9/22/99 Kurt Foster
9/22/99 Dann Corbit
9/23/99 Michael Jorgensen
9/23/99 Martin Knopman
9/26/99 Matthew Smith
9/26/99 Richard Carr
9/26/99 Martin Knopman
9/22/99 Stuart A. Lyster
9/23/99 Phil Carmody
9/22/99 Duran Castore
9/22/99 HH
9/22/99 Stuart A. Lyster
9/23/99 Duran Castore
9/23/99 Nico Benschop
9/23/99 Dann Corbit
9/25/99 Steve Gray
9/26/99 Antreas P. Hatzipolakis
9/28/99 don mcdonald
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10/10/99 Arthur Dardia
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