value of pi and 22/7

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Jun 21 04:38:16 EDT 2016


On Tuesday 21 June 2016 02:01, Ian Kelly wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> There's a difference though. Nobody has tried to legislate the value of pi
>> to match your casual reference to "about 1900 square feet", but there's been
>> at least one serious attempt to legislate the value of pi to match the
>> implied value given by the Bible.
> 
> If you're referring the Indiana Pi Bill of 1897, it was actually a
> poorly conceived attempt to publish an amateur mathematician's claim
> of a way to square the circle. It had nothing to do with biblical
> interpretation and would have implied a value for pi of 3.2, not 3.
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill

Thanks for the link, that's interesting.




-- 
Steve



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