Find Your Name in Pi

Published by patrick honner on

Name in PiThis is a fun and clever idea:  convert the decimal expansion of Pi into base 27 and name the “digits” A, B, C, D, … .  This creates a way to decode numbers into words and phrases (the ‘0’ digit is interpreted to be a space, or a punctuation mark).

With this in place, you you can search for your name (or any phrase) in the infinite expansion of Pi!

This will certainly excite all those cosmological conspiracy theorists out there!

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1 Comment

Ahmed Gouda · December 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

AAAAAA works and its coincidentally pretty early. I’m willing to bet that disappointed some people while calculating pi, thinking it was finally gonna have a pattern.

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