Today is the \pi day. In american date form today is 3/14, a poor approximation to \pi.

Some ways to calculate \pi are:

  • Leibniz’s series: \sum_{n=0}^{\infty }{{{\left(-1\right)^{n}}\over{2\,n+1}}}=\frac{1}{1} - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{5} - \frac{1}{7} + \frac{1}{9} - \cdots = \frac{\pi}{4}
  • Euler’s series: \sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\cfrac{2^n n!^2}{(2n + 1)!}=1 + \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1 \cdot 2}{3 \cdot 5} + \frac{1 \cdot 2 \cdot 3}{3 \cdot 5 \cdot 7} + \cdots = \frac{\pi}{2}
  • Wallis’ product: \prod_{n=1}^{\infty }{{{4\,n^2}\over{4\,n^2-1}}}=\frac{2}{1} \cdot \frac{2}{3} \cdot \frac{4}{3} \cdot \frac{4}{5} \cdot \frac{6}{5} \cdot \frac{6}{7} \cdot \frac{8}{7} \cdot \frac{8}{9} \cdots = \frac{\pi}{2}
  • Easiest way :P: atan(1)=\frac{\pi}{4}

Have fun trying to generate a lot of \pi digits and burn your CPU!

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