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2 Approximations of π In Only Four Lines of Code!
AmazingMech2418 (1041)

I just recently noticed I haven't programmed in Python in a while and what better thing to do than approximate π!

After all, it is Pi Python! (Sorry for the poor Markdown rendering. This is supposed to be "Python" with "Py" crossed out and "Pi" inserted.)
(Also, some inspiration from the many π approximation Python repls by @LizFoster )

Additionally, I recently completed the codegolf challenges in EcoCode ( by @MrEconomical . So, why not combine the two?

And here are two approximations of π using infinite series in just four lines of code!

By the way, for anyone who is wondering, this is the Nilakantha Series and an infinite series for the radian arctangent of 1 multiplied by 4 (in radians, the arctangent of 1 is π/4, although you might just know it as 45 degrees).

And yes, the arctangent method is VERY slow.

New Node.JS version in just one line:

LizFoster (648)

Yay! Good work!! ^ ^*

Looks really clean, I must say.

AmazingMech2418 (1041)

@LizFoster Thank you! However, by "clean", you clearly mean the output, not the actual code, since the actual code is just really jumbled together. However, it is more readable than the Node.JS version I'm working on right now.

LizFoster (648)

@AmazingMech2418 You know, you do not even need that first line: Just plug the values right in!

AmazingMech2418 (1041)

@LizFoster What do you mean? The while loop contains the iterations of both methods, requiring the variables. How would you plug in the values?

LizFoster (648)

@AmazingMech2418 Oh, of course #^ __^#

I didn't read it carefully or think about that one, did I?

So sorry....

AmazingMech2418 (1041)

@LizFoster It's fine! You probably just missed the while loop. If the while loop weren't there you would be 100% correct.

LizFoster (648)

@AmazingMech2418 Don't tell me my eyes are already going this early.. T~T

AmazingMech2418 (1041)

@LizFoster Did you get enough sleep? (I saw the conversation with @CodingCactus and what you said in your latest π approximation repl)

LizFoster (648)

@AmazingMech2418 I got enough to function well (around 3 to 4 hours)!
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AmazingMech2418 (1041)

@LizFoster For me, enough to function well is 7-8 hours... Are you sure 3-4 hours is enough to function well?

LizFoster (648)

@AmazingMech2418 Yeah! wwwww

I don't know how, but I can actually do everyday work on very little sleep. I do not know if that is good, or bad, though..