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Unbounded spigot algorithms for the digits of pi

Article by Gibbons, J.
  • Published in 2006
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There are several algorithms which produce digits of π one at a time. This paper presents one which doesn't commit to a number of digits at the start, with Haskell code. The idea is that you write π as the composition of infinitely many Mobius transforms, which are implemented as integer matrix multiplications.

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key
Gibbons2006
type
article
date_added
2010-01-05
date_published
2006-09-14
journal
American Mathematical Monthly
number
4
pages
318--328
publisher
Citeseer
volume
113

BibTeX entry

@article{Gibbons2006,
	key = {Gibbons2006},
	type = {article},
	title = {Unbounded spigot algorithms for the digits of pi},
	author = {Gibbons, J.},
	abstract = {},
	comment = {There are several algorithms which produce digits of π one at a time. This paper presents one which doesn't commit to a number of digits at the start, with Haskell code. The idea is that you write π as the composition of infinitely many Mobius transforms, which are implemented as integer matrix multiplications.},
	date_added = {2010-01-05},
	date_published = {2006-09-14},
	urls = {http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/jeremy.gibbons/publications/spigot.pdf},
	collections = {Basically computer science,Fun maths facts},
	journal = {American Mathematical Monthly},
	number = 4,
	pages = {318--328},
	publisher = {Citeseer},
	url = {http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/jeremy.gibbons/publications/spigot.pdf},
	volume = 113,
	year = 2006,
	urldate = {2010-01-05}
}