July 22, 2017 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

Happy Pi Approximation Day, nerds! It may not be the real deal, but I like it nearly as much (get it?).

Apparently, some mathematicians and physicists in recent years have argued to replace Pi with tau, which is the ratio of circumference to the radius and thus twice the value of Pi. The ridiculousness continues in that Pi Day would get replaced with Tau Day, taking place June 28th. Madness.

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March 14, 2017 : Happy Pi Day!

Things have been pretty hectic lately (hence the lack of posts), but I still have to make sure to wish everybody a Happy Pi Day!

Whether you’re soaking in the warm sun or digging yourself out of the snow, be sure to take a few minutes to appreciate all that Pi has done to make your life better.

Moving forward, I hope to post some updates with the latest short. Things are moving forward – although perhaps not quite as fast as I’d like (but does it ever?).  That said, stay tuned.

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July 22, 2016 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

You know what day it is – actually, you probably don’t – but I sure do. It’s Pi Approximation Day! So be sure to nerd it up today… or more so than normal.

Enjoy the day!

It isn’t the most recognized holiday in July (or popular Pi-related day), but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. At least that’s how I feel. No doubt this can be attributed to my irrational love of Pi… and puns.

 

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March 14, 2016 : Happy Pi Day!

It’s that time of year – the glorious day of days that is Pi Day!

There was quite the big deal about last year’s Pi Day since it was 3/14/15, which accurately carried Pi to 4 decimal places. For me, all Pi Day’s are special so I didn’t give it any extra attention.

However, this year’s Pi Day is a more accurate representation of Pi to 4 decimal places (Pi being 3.14159265…). Whether you’re truncating or rounding, you should know abbreviating Pi can lead to disastrous results.

In either case, enjoy the day. It’s special no matter what year.

 

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July 22, 2015 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

Happy Pi Approximation Day! Say what you will about my love for today, but at least you can’t call it irrational (I did it!)…

This approximation for Pi dates back to Archimedes, the famed Greek scholar, who was able to hone in on Pi’s value even further from 22/7 – and all before decimal notation was used. It turns out, the dude was pretty smart.

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March 14, 2015 : Happy Pi Day!

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, then you probably don’t exist. In the event you are real, then you should know how much I enjoy Pi Day.

So take a few moments and think where you would be without Pi. You wouldn’t be able to calculate the area or circumference of circles, for starters. Can you live with that?

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July 22, 2014 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

My second favorite mathematical holiday is upon us… Pi Approximation Day!

Pi

Did you know, Babylonian mathematicians used 25/8 as an approximation for Pi in the early 19th century? Not only is this over 4 times less accurate compared with the 22/7, but it would have resulted in celebrating this holiday in August… preposterous.

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March 14, 2014 : Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, everybody!

It’s that special day where it’s not only acceptable to be irrational, it’s preferred. So by all means – wear those sunglasses at night, watch that reality show, or think Illinois will be in the NCAA Tourney this year. You’re not supposed to make any sense!

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July 22, 2013 : Happy Pi Approximation Day!

It’s not the real thing, but it’s a damn fine substitute… Happy Pi Approximation Day!

On this spectacular (and needlessly nerdy) day, have as much fun with 22/7 as humanly possible – just please don’t do any serious calculations with it.

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March 14, 2013 : Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, everybody!

Pi Day. Whoa...

As always, be sure to enjoy this most momentous (and nerdy) of days. Feel free to use a calculator or spreadsheet to aid in the awesomeness.

The last few weeks have been devoted to animating the new short, which is progressing nicely. Hopefully more updates will follow. Plus, Illinois should be back in the Big Dance next week. Get ready for another year of not getting out of the first weekend.

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