[ExI] isaac's number
spike66 at att.net
Tue Aug 1 18:10:30 UTC 2017
>...From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On
Behalf Of spike
>...OK, so Woolhouse already claims this, in 1867.
>...I ran 350 billion trials last night (why does that sound like an
exaggeration? (It isn't.)) The answer I get from that is
>...Woolhouse's 11/144 = .076388889, equal to my Monte Carlo solution to
about a part per million.
Correction, my sim gives .0763889013, but I found a much faster way to do
the calc by generating only three points and calculating an area.
Next we go on to generating three points on a unit sphere, connecting them
with great circles and repeat.
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