Where could I find a large amount of digits of pi? I have already calculated 3.14 billion using PiFast (works well under wine).
I don't care about slow download speeds.
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Sign up to join this communityWhere could I find a large amount of digits of pi? I have already calculated 3.14 billion using PiFast (works well under wine).
I don't care about slow download speeds.
I know you say you don't care, but I seriously suspect your cpu can calculate them faster than your network card is capable of downloading them.
Given the last digit and the current state of the calculator used to generate it, the next digit can be found in constant time. It doesn't get progressively harder like finding the next prime does.
Adding on to Joel's comment, SuperPi is one of the most popular tools for this. It's also used for stress testing.
On Ubuntu, you can sudo apt-get install pi
and then:
$ pi 100
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067
It calculates arbitrary precision given the number of digits to calculate.
If you want to use Python to calculate it, here's an extremely fast method (using Python and the gmpy2 library):
http://www.craig-wood.com/nick/articles/pi-chudnovsky/
Here's the code with a small fix:
"""
Python3 program to calculate Pi using python long integers, binary
splitting and the Chudnovsky algorithm
See: http://www.craig-wood.com/nick/articles/pi-chudnovsky/ for more
info
Nick Craig-Wood <nick@craig-wood.com>
"""
import math
from gmpy2 import mpz
from time import time
import gmpy2
def pi_chudnovsky_bs(digits):
"""
Compute int(pi * 10**digits)
This is done using Chudnovsky's series with binary splitting
"""
C = 640320
C3_OVER_24 = C**3 // 24
def bs(a, b):
"""
Computes the terms for binary splitting the Chudnovsky infinite series
a(a) = +/- (13591409 + 545140134*a)
p(a) = (6*a-5)*(2*a-1)*(6*a-1)
b(a) = 1
q(a) = a*a*a*C3_OVER_24
returns P(a,b), Q(a,b) and T(a,b)
"""
if b - a == 1:
# Directly compute P(a,a+1), Q(a,a+1) and T(a,a+1)
if a == 0:
Pab = Qab = mpz(1)
else:
Pab = mpz((6*a-5)*(2*a-1)*(6*a-1))
Qab = mpz(a*a*a*C3_OVER_24)
Tab = Pab * (13591409 + 545140134*a) # a(a) * p(a)
if a & 1:
Tab = -Tab
else:
# Recursively compute P(a,b), Q(a,b) and T(a,b)
# m is the midpoint of a and b
m = (a + b) // 2
# Recursively calculate P(a,m), Q(a,m) and T(a,m)
Pam, Qam, Tam = bs(a, m)
# Recursively calculate P(m,b), Q(m,b) and T(m,b)
Pmb, Qmb, Tmb = bs(m, b)
# Now combine
Pab = Pam * Pmb
Qab = Qam * Qmb
Tab = Qmb * Tam + Pam * Tmb
return Pab, Qab, Tab
# how many terms to compute
DIGITS_PER_TERM = math.log10(C3_OVER_24/6/2/6)
N = int(digits/DIGITS_PER_TERM + 1)
# Calclate P(0,N) and Q(0,N)
P, Q, T = bs(0, N)
one_squared = mpz(10)**(2*digits)
#sqrtC = (10005*one_squared).sqrt()
sqrtC = gmpy2.isqrt(10005*one_squared)
return (Q*426880*sqrtC) // T
# The last 5 digits or pi for various numbers of digits
check_digits = {
100 : 70679,
1000 : 1989,
10000 : 75678,
100000 : 24646,
1000000 : 58151,
10000000 : 55897,
}
if __name__ == "__main__":
digits = 100
pi = pi_chudnovsky_bs(digits)
print(pi)
#raise SystemExit
for log10_digits in range(1,9):
digits = 10**log10_digits
start =time()
pi = pi_chudnovsky_bs(digits)
print("chudnovsky_gmpy_mpz_bs: digits",digits,"time",time()-start)
if digits in check_digits:
last_five_digits = pi % 100000
if check_digits[digits] == last_five_digits:
print("Last 5 digits %05d OK" % last_five_digits)
open("%s_pi.txt" % log10_digits, "w").write(str(pi))
else:
print("Last 5 digits %05d wrong should be %05d" % (last_five_digits, check_digits[digits]))