Calculating Pi on DM16

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Mr_Plant
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Calculating Pi on DM16

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Hi there

I know I can just type in 3.1415926 in float
Mode to get pi but I’m just wondering if anyone has a program to calculate it - would be a cool thing I think..

I’ve had a quick net search but without access to sin cos and tangent functions it would need to be a specialised algorithm !

Anyone ?

Thanks

Steve
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Re: Calculating Pi on DM16

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Mr_Plant wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Hi there

I know I can just type in 3.1415926 in float
Mode to get pi but I’m just wondering if anyone has a program to calculate it - would be a cool thing I think..

I’ve had a quick net search but without access to sin cos and tangent functions it would need to be a specialised algorithm !

Anyone ?

Thanks

Steve
Maybe you’ll find some stuff here: https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-14132.html
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Mr_Plant
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Re: Calculating Pi on DM16

Post by Mr_Plant »

Thanks I was mainly after algorithms for calculating digits of pi but having looked into it the best and most efficient thing to do I’ve decided is just to store the constant - it’s accurate enough.

However having said that.. that page is very interesting!! Thanks!
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