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Happy Pi Day! Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao breaks pi computation world record


Happy Pi Day! — AFP Relaxnews

Happy Pi Day! — AFP Relaxnews

In honour of Pi Day on Thursday, March 14, Google announced that the company's own Emma Haruka Iwao has surpassed the world record pi computation by nearly nine trillion digits. 

In 2016, Peter Trueb set the world record for the greatest number of digits of pi ever calculated by generating 22.4 trillion digits. This year, however, after 121 days starting in September and ending in January, according to Alexander J. Yee, Google's Emma Haruka Iwao successfully passed the previous record by calculating 31.4 trillion digits of pi, more specifically and amusingly, 31,415,926,535,897 digits. 

   

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