Today is Pi Day! For those of you unfamiliar with this “holiday,” here’s a blurb from the official site –
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
This year is extra special – while last year (3/14/15) matched the first five digits exactly, this year is known as “Rounded Pi Day,” because when you round up the first five digits, you get 3.1416.
I thought it fitting that I create my own pie chart to celebrate this auspicious occasion. If you like it, please feel free to share the pie around! *grin*