Archive for date: March 14, 2011

No, really, pi is wrong

March 14, 2011 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Having completed my posting of a new program in celebration of pi day (going back to just spelling it out, since somewhere in the WordPress to Twitter chain, the HTML entities get dropped) I was reading my twitter feed, and found Vi Hart’s amusing video asserting that “Pi is Wrong”. Click through and watch the […]

Happy π day!

March 14, 2011 | Math, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s 3/14 again, and that means that it’s π day! Huzzah. This year, I thought I’d try implementing a way of computing π which was entirely new to me: finding π hiding inside the Mandelbrot set. David Boll made a posting back in 1991 to sci.math: I posted this to alt.fractals about a month ago, […]