March 14, 2015 A Special ‘Once In A Century’ “Pi Day” — With Pi To 4 Decimal Places.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. This tells it all, quite graphically.


While I always enjoy celebrating ‘Pi Day‘ because I really do like Pi (and did write programs, when young, to calculate Pi to umpteen decimal places) I am not that enamored with this 3/14/15 hype! It makes me cringe to go along with the ‘once in a century’ claim.

Why? Because having been involved with Y2K (and having sat around on 12/12/1999 to see if anything major will go haywire) I had fervently hoped that humankind would STOP using two digit year numbers — EVER AGAIN. Since 2000, for the last 15 years, I by rote use 4 digit year numbers. You will never find me saying ’14’ or ’15’ when I am talking about 2014 or 1915. So to me today is 03/14/2015 — though I am willing to go along with 3/14/2015. Well 3.142015 is NOT Pi.

121314445agghaI made this same argument on 12/13/2014 when there was all this hype of ‘sequential date’. As far as I am concerned we will NEVER see a date that is Pi to 4 decimal places, viz. 3/14/15. That happened two thousand years ago.

But ENJOY Pi. Pi is beautiful. I haven’t eaten any pie in 26 months! So I can no longer even joke about pies on pi day.


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