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### Approximate pi with scilab

Posted: **Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 am**

by **RobJones**

What do people think is a good way to calculate an approximation of pi with scilab? I don't necessarily need the code, I can come up with that. I just need some ideas of what are good ways to approximate it.

### Re: Approximate pi with scilab

Posted: **Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 pm**

by **BLarson**

RobJones wrote: ↑Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 am
What do people think is a good way to calculate an approximation of pi with scilab? I don't necessarily need the code, I can come up with that. I just need some ideas of what are good ways to approximate it.

Not sure is this is what you are looking for, but I found another gem in

www.triusinc.com/techs. The files is Estimating_pi__scilab_Karahalios.pdf and here is the whole URL:

www.triusinc.com/techs/Estimating_pi__s ... halios.pdf.

And I am uploading a copy attached to this message. I hope this answers your question.

### Re: Approximate pi with scilab

Posted: **Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 pm**

by **RobJones**

BLarson wrote: ↑Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 pm
RobJones wrote: ↑Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 am
What do people think is a good way to calculate an approximation of pi with scilab? I don't necessarily need the code, I can come up with that. I just need some ideas of what are good ways to approximate it.

Not sure is this is what you are looking for, but I found another gem in

www.triusinc.com/techs. The files is Estimating_pi__scilab_Karahalios.pdf and here is the whole URL:

www.triusinc.com/techs/Estimating_pi__s ... halios.pdf.

And I am uploading a copy attached to this message. I hope this answers your question.

That's great! A lot more than I was looking for (I was only looking for direction), but I'll take it. And, it came just-in-time. Thank you so very much.

### Re: Approximate pi with scilab

Posted: **Thu May 03, 2018 5:37 am**

by **BLarson**

Yeah, I found all sorts of gems in

www.triusinc.com/techs. Apparently, one of the TRIUS partners had spent a lot of time in technical fields/industries and has been a fairly prolific writer of common sense technical papers. I recommend that people download and read some of the papers.

### Re: Approximate pi with scilab

Posted: **Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:20 am**

by **KimChin**

Yup, that TRIUS partner would most likely be Paris Karahalios (based on the filename you posted). Worked with him many years ago (35+) when he was still in the nuclear field. Prolific author and keen ability to come up with math and computer models for pretty much everything.