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Re: Golf  compute PIby andreychek (Parson) 
on Apr 16, 2002 at 04:05 UTC ( #159407=note: print w/replies, xml )  Need Help?? 
Here's a few more methods of achieving pi: # 39 Characters map$x+=(1)**$_*4/(2*$_+1),0..1e6;die$x Now, I know Ovid said no Trig functions, but I couldn't resist. Perhaps we could consider the next two examples mulligans :) # 45 Characters use Math::Trig;die 16*atan(1/5)4*atan(1/239) # 21 Characters use Math::Trig;die pi Eric Update: Taking some of PrakashK's suggestions, shaved off a few more characters. Thanks PrakashK! :)
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