virus: Re: The value of Pi

Hakeeb A. Nandalal (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 05:26:49 +0000

Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028
> There is no Absolute Truth, although we are getting closer and closer to IT.
> (HELP!!! I am running out of digits i know. Is PI stored somewhere on the Net?
> Or is God punishing me for saying too much? HELP!!!)

Try :-

PI = ATAN(1)*4.0

Declare PI a Double Double Precision Variable.
This might only get you between 64 and 128 sig. figures but since
a computer chip can't handle more than that - why bother?

BTW do you know the difference between "accuracy" and "precision"?

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