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Posted on 2002-06-04
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I need a function that can calculate decimal number n of pi. (for example n=1 gives 1 n=2 gives 4 ... (pi=3.1415....)


Can someone help me out?




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by:Lee_Nover
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a very simple thing would be :

procedure TForm1.Button3Click(Sender: TObject);
var tmpStr: string;
begin
     tmpStr:=Format('%.16f', [Pi]);
     Delete(tmpStr, 1, 2);
     Caption:=tmpStr;
     Edit2.Text:=tmpStr[StrToIntDef(Edit1.Text, 1)];
end;


where Edit1.Text holds the decimal wich we want

:)
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by:Lee_Nover
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btw .. whats the second function ? :)))
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by:robert_marquardt
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I have a simple C program at home which gives 4 digits of Pi on each iteration. I will have a look if it still exists.
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by:hulken
ID: 7053660
Sorry  I think I was not clear here.

About the "Two functions" I changed my mind so I just need one... forgot to change the subject.

About your Answer Lee.

This does not calculate pi. Try to calculate the decimal number 1000 :-) with your example.

I need a mor correct solution that should be general.

Ii migt be possible to use some of the formulas number
76-8 on
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PiFormulas.html


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by:Lee_Nover
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aaahhh ok :)
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by:Lee_Nover
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uhhh too late
and I just spent the whole night translating and optimizing some code I barely understood :)
ah well .. :)
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by:hulken
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Lee Nover.  I love things like this so if you share the code with me I will add some points for you.

One thing that I think would be nice is if it is possible to somhow save the current run (to a file) to be able to start over without restarting from the beginning.

Another nice thing that I don't know how to do is to take time of the current run so I know which method that is the fastgest.
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