Check out the new HLFF Blog article by Katie Steckles where she looks at the various ways in which the constant π’s decimal places have been calculated by hand in the past.

Pi (π), the mathematical constant equal to a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter, is the subject of annual celebration. It has been a longstanding tradition to celebrate π by calculating the essentially infinite decimal places thereof. Most recently, computer engineers were able to calculate 105 trillion digits of the constant. This week at the HLFF Blog, Katie Steckles looks at various ingenious ways people calculate π, while also examining some older methods from history where the digits were calculated by hand. Check out the article here: 


Image caption: A slice of Pi(e). Image credits: Linda Roisum from Pixabay