Happy Pi Day 2013

Pi Kitchen + Bar

Pi Kitchen + Bar

I just got back from SIGCSE in Denver, which aside from Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen, has a restaurant called Pi Kitchen and Bar. This would have been a fortuitous place to be today, Pi day (3/14).

We have a programming exam scheduled for today in COS 126. In case you are a student taking the exam, let me disappoint you already, and tell you that the exam question is not about computing the digits of π.

Nonetheless, everyone can celebrate. I’ll be celebrating (while proctoring) by listening to this playlist, which encodes Pi up to 36 digits after the decimal point.

Here are the tracks:

  • The Bloodhound Gang – Three Point One Four
  • Radiohead – 15 Step
  • Nine Inch Nails – Le Mer
  • Rjd2 – Ghostwriter
  • Buck 65 – Zombie Delight
  • Medeski, Martin, Scofield and Wood – Jeep on 35°
  • The Herbaliser f. Latyrx – 8pt Agenda
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Karn Evil 9
  • Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven
  • Boards of Canada – M9
  • Jimi Hendrix – Third Stone From The Sun
  • Alpha Blondy – Psaume 23
  • Boards of Canada – 84 Pontiac Dream
  • Tortoise – Six Pack
  • La Maison Tellier – Le second souffle
  • The Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
  • Ry Cooder – 3 Cool Cats
  • The Tragically Hip – 38 Years Old
  • Push Button Objects – 3 Doctors
  • Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
  • Wu Tang Clan – 7th Chamber
  • ATB – 9 PM
  • Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  • Karkwa – 28 jours
  • Eminem – 8 Mile Road
  • Led Zeppelin – Four Sticks

Updates! Thanks Sean and Andrew! Combo points awarded for double digits.

  • Three Dog Night – One
  • Bryan Adams – Cloud Number 9
  • Great Big Sea – The Seven Joys of Mary
  • Bob Marley – One Love
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
  • Eddie Cochran – Three Steps to Heaven
  • Nena – 99 Luftballoons

Do you know any more songs to extend the list? The next digits, getting up to a precision of 10-50, are 19716939937510. There are definitely some promising digits in that subsequence.

The alternative is to save yourself an infinite amount of listening time and check out the song π by Monoton. Either way, hope you enjoy some circles on this day!


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