[seqfan] Re: The most and least interesting sequences not in OEIS

jean-paul allouche jean-paul.allouche at imj-prg.fr
Tue Sep 18 07:08:01 CEST 2018

I agree with the fact that the true question about "is known" is
"is known by whom". For example about pi and the Bible, see

On the Rabbinical Approximation of π
Historia Mathematica, Volume 25, Issue 1, February 1998, Pages 75-84
Boaz Tsaban, David Garber


Le 17/09/2018 à 17:42, Thomas Baruchel a écrit :
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2018, Keith F. Lynch wrote:
>> The nth term is when pi was first known to have been correctly
>> calculated to at least 10^n decimal places (or the equivalent
>> precision in some other notation).  It really shows the astonishing
>> progress in computer hardware and software.
> Hi,
> while not being really fond of such sequences, here is still a hint for
> your 0-term: I always heard about the Bible containing a sentence where
> some relationship occurs between diameter and circumference. Obviously 
> people
> thought that circumference was 3 times the diameter. See
>     https://www.purplemath.com/modules/bibleval.htm
> If you think it can be taken as an approximation for Pi, then your
> initial date could be set earlier.
> Regards,

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