"Strong typing vs. strong testing" [OT]

Paul Rubin no.email at nospam.invalid
Thu Oct 14 06:14:19 CEST 2010


Steve Howell <showell30 at yahoo.com> writes:
> And yet nobody can recite this equally interesting ratio to thousands
> of digits:
>
>  0.2141693770623265...

That is 1/F1 where F1 is the first Feigenbaum constant a/k/a delta.
The mathworld article is pretty good:

  http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FeigenbaumConstant.html

It mentions that both constants were calculated to about 1000 digits in
1999.  I don't know how that was done, but presumably they could be
calculated to more digits these days if someone felt like it.



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