# The (Digital) Life of Pi

Borwein, Jonathan M. and Macklem, Mason S. (2006) The (Digital) Life of Pi. Mathematical Gazette, 33 . pp. 243-248.

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The desire to understand $\pi$, the challenge, and originally the need, to calculate ever more accurate values of $\pi$, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, has challenged mathematicians--great and less great---for many many centuries. Recently, $\pi$ has provided compelling examples of computational mathematics. It is also part of both mathematical culture and of the popular imagination.