The current official record stands at just over 42k spaces with a 54K attempt being under review for the same man. Now he went over his still under
review attempt with another 30K places! The highest decimal places calculated by a supercomputer and a University of Tokyo mathematician stands at
TOKYO - A Japanese psychiatric counselor has recited pi to 83,431 decimal places from memory, breaking his own personal best of 54,000 digits and
setting an unofficial world record, a media report said Saturday.
Akira Haraguchi, 59, had begun his attempt to recall the value of pi - a mathematical value that has an infinite number of decimal places - at a
public hall in Chiba city, east of Tokyo, on Friday morning and appeared to give up by noon after only reaching 16,000 decimal places, the Tokyo
Shimbun said on its Web site.
But a determined Haraguchi started anew and had broken his old record on Friday evening, about 11 hours after first sitting down to his task, the
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It looks like the Japanees sure love PI.
With the current world record being held by a japanees man and the person that has made this amazing attempt (also a japanees) already having a record
breaking attempt under review, it seems like noone is better at making Pi then the japanees are.
Alot of computer buffs love running SuperPI and programs like it to test the stability and endurance of their systems.
Turns out, even the Supercomputer builders love to use Pi programs to stresstest their systems.
I'm still at a loss to why someone would spend his time remembering Pi though. Theres so many other things to do and theres no way you can outdo even
a simple computer at callculating Pi.
Not to mention that, as the article states, Pi in every day math and engeneering is only usefull up to about 1000 decimal digits, going over that is
just a waste of time and complicating things.