why 'lambda' and 'reduce'?

Manuel Garcia news at manuelmgarcia.com
Fri Jun 13 02:19:16 CEST 2003

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 17:09:37 -0600, Steven Taschuk
<staschuk at telusplanet.net> wrote:

>(It prints the first 5000 digits of pi, by the way.  At least, it
>seems to.  The first thirty digits are right, at least, and the
>algorithm is based on a sound plan.  The only question is whether
>the arithmetic error and hardcoded recurrence-iteration limits
>affect more than ten digits (which is what the code allows for).
>Determining *that* would require someone who actually knows
>something about numerical analysis, which I do not.)

All 5000 digits are correct, unless the value of Pi has been changed
recently  ;-)


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