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Joined: 18 Nov 2003
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 11:01:04 pm    Post subject:

I made a program to solve for pi using the method:

pi / 4 = 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/9.....

and it only lets you see 9 decimal places. Does anyone know of a way to let the variable contain more than 9 decimal places? I know in C there's something like "float" but im not to good with computer programming. btw I wouldnt reccomend making this program; its best uses are battery waster and ram clearer.
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 11:16:18 pm    Post subject:

Uhh... you can try multiplying out your number by like 10000000000000000 then tell them that the decimal is supposed to be after the first digit (in this case, a 3)
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 11:53:10 pm    Post subject:


you use that method, but you write your own calculation routinees using strings. It is slower and more difficult, but you can get more accuracy.
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Posted: 02 Dec 2003 01:04:19 am    Post subject:

How would i do that with strings? here's the program as it is now...


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Posted: 02 Dec 2003 05:30:46 pm    Post subject:

You could use lists to get up to 999 digits. That would be faster than using strings.

{0 -> L1
999 -> dim(L1
-1 -> B
-B -> B
L1 + BL2 -> L1
L1(I-1)-(L1(I)<0)+(L1(I)>9 -> L1(I-1
L1(I)+10((L1(I)<0)-(L1(I)>9 -> L1(I
{int(10/A -> L2
AfPart(10/A -> R
{1,R -> L3
2 -> I
Repeat 1-sum(R=L3) or I=999 or not(R
int(10R/A -> L2(I
I+1 -> I
AfPart(10R/A -> R
R -> L3(I
If R:Then
dim(L3 -> R
DelVar L3
seq(L2(RfPart(I/R)),I,1,999 -> L2

I think this will work.

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