An amazing one-minute bit of fun at the interactive prompt

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 09:08:34 CET 2011


On Feb 20, 8:08 am, Raymond Hettinger <pyt... at rcn.com> wrote:
> [...]
> >>> n * e
>
> 3.1415926
>
> Compute ð ± e by counting Mandlebrot set iterations :-)

Very neat!  Is it supposed to be obvious why this gives an
approximation to pi?  If so, I'll think about it a bit more;  if not,
do you have any references?

Maybe you should have saved this for March 14th...

Mark



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