Bytes of Pi

Speaker: David Fraser

Track: Other

Type: Talk

Room: Video Room 1

Time: Oct 08 (Thu): 15:45

Duration: 0:45

This is a talk on how to calculate Pi. It was originally done for bright high school maths students - so it is also an example of an approach to interesting such students in a programming career. It includes a brief tour of the algorithm development behind calculating Pi to many decimal places, and an example of making a functioning web page that does this. And a mug. All with an iPython notebook to illustrate things along the way.