digits of Pi

Example 8.2: Digits of Pi, redux

July 12, 2010 | Ken Kleinman

In example 8.1, we considered some simple tests for the randomness of the digits of Pi. Here we develop a different test and implement it. If each digit appears in each place with equal and independent probability, then the places between recurrences...
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Example 8.1: Digits of Pi

July 6, 2010 | Ken Kleinman

Do the digits of Pi appear in a random order? If so, the trillions of digits of Pi calculated can serve as a useful random number generator. This post was inspired by this entry on Matt Asher's blog. Generating pseudo-random numbers is a key piece o...
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