Thinking without language?
Peter T. Daniels
grammatim at worldnet.att.net
Tue Nov 23 10:49:53 EST 1999
Jure Sah wrote:
> > Jure> Memorizing pi? In what form? It's easy to remember: 22/7
> > That's too imprecise. The Chinese did know long ago a better
> > approximation that is easy to remember: 355/113. But none of these
> > are more precise than 4*arctan(1).
> Yes, ok, but since i'm not about to build a church or a similar structure, so
> I (for my personal needs) do not need a pi value preciser than 3.1415927.
If you're going to build a church you might as well use pi = 3, since
that's what's in the Bible.
> > Jure> Or do you think digit's: 3.1415927 (That's the pi value I
> > Jure> memorized from my calculator.) So how many digits?
> > Can't you count?
> I'll ignore that insult.
Seems pretty apposite ...
> My qouestion was: "How many digits to you need?"
> (witch is short for: "So how many digits?")
Peter T. Daniels grammatim at worldnet.att.net
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