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Re (tilly) 1: Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)

by tilly (Archbishop)
on May 04, 2001 at 19:20 UTC ( #77983=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)
in thread the secret of PI

The usual name for this is a "normal number". It is unknown whether Pi is normal, but it is strongly suspected to be.
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Re: Re (tilly) 1: Mystic numbers (Re: the secret of PI)
by jynx (Priest) on May 05, 2001 at 03:02 UTC

    Not as if it's much consolation, but a statistical analysis shows that both pi and e1 have each digit (0..9) appear one tenth of the time. It's not a rigorous mathematical proof of normality, but it shows that such a proof shouldn't be able to be disproved, which is important in itself...

    nuf evah,

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