Pi dream: Googler sets record for most digits calculated

CNET | 3/14/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Googler Emma Haraku Iwao took her fascination with pi all the way to 31.4 trillion digits.

When I think of pi, I think of three digits: 3.14. Google cloud developer advocate Emma Haruka Iwao thinks in terms of trillions of pi digits. Haruka Iwao set a new world record by calculating pi to 31.4 trillion digits using Google cloud technology.

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Here's the full mind-boggling number: 31,415,926,535,897 digits. The previous record, set by Peter Trueb in late 2016, was 22.4 trillion digits.

Since she was 12, Haruka Iwao has been fascinated by pi, the enigmatic mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. As a kid, she even downloaded a computer program to calculate pi. Her present-day Google project put that childhood interest on steroids.

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Haruka Iwao ran the calculations...
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