Because it’s Friday: Pi to 4 million places

Pi has been a number that have intrigued people down the centuries.

How would you visualise Pi to 4 million decimal places?

How about giving each digit a different colour and then allowing people to search for the numbers, that’s what the people at TWO-N have done. It’s surprisingly good fun searching for significant number combinations and realising that because Pi is so random it’s almost inevitable that they are there somewhere (even if it’s not in the first 4 million). The screen shot below shows part of my mobile phone number which appears at the 808,068th decimal place, my birthday doesn’t appear until the 263,000’s:


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