The page for piholics !
(to be taken in moderation...)
Hey, I have been itching to do this page for a long time... in a word, the real amateurs of Pi will drop their mask ! Because this page gathers games, quizz and other small delirium around Pi. Pi is not only a mathematical constant, Pi is history, anecdotes, digits... Everything a real amateur has to master to not be Pitiful !
Here is the moment to test your knowledge about our friend Pi (by the way, If you have some small applets or javascript softs, do not hesitate to send them to me, I'll put them on this page !). This page is under construction, more stuff soon !
Preliminaries... What about... ?
Previous survey
Globally, pals, you're wise and fund of mathematics, let's see that
:
Pi is for you...
A constant 
61,3% 
3 and a bit 
12,6% 
I don't give a damn about your question 
11,74% 
A part of a cow (well, it was a french survey, and in french, pi is a cow teat ! ok bad pun, especially in english...) 
5,65% 
A human madness 
5,2% 
Some thing useless 
3,5% 
Well, to my great relief, you're only a minority to see Pi as a useless thing, thank you for my website !
You go to my head ...
Some mean people might have claimed that my website is somewhat messy... I really don't know what they're talking about ;) Yet, I have to admit that they might be right. A brillant proof by Alexandra Gibert who proposed me a staggering map of my website in flash Notice the clever symbolic role of the circle...
Link to the map (in french, click on the black square on the right)
The PiDay
The PiDay is the international day of Pi ! Each year on the 14th march (314, hohoho), all the people crazy about Pi meet and celebrate our favorite constant. Finally, there is a webpage about the piday on this website, go see it !
Some crazy videos about Pi
The great Pi/e debate... Huge !!
Good Manners !
Impossible to knock it back without a good camembert
! (for french amateurs)
Some anecdotes to follow
A big page of anecdotes about some famous mathematicians
And about our lovely constant.
The PIZZ
In the tradition of the quizz introduced by the so cute Eve Andersson (Pi trivia game), here are two quizz to test your culture about Pi (and don't cheat, pirates !) :
The short Pizz ("Pi, well, what is it exactly ?")
(20 questions)
The big Pizz ("I'm a Pi master ")
(50 questions)
There is a hall of fame on both pages.
Do you really know the digits of Pi
?
Let me introduce yout to this funny applet by Daniel Morin. It tests your knowledge of the digits of Pi. The faster you type them, the higher your score on the "Morin scale" will be. Personnaly, I reached 1913, but it is easy to perform better. Try it ! (The applet might not appear on your browser, I don't know why, I'm sorry...)
Hey, here is the longawaited memory hall of fame (the socalled Morin scale)
Of course, those who cheated don't have to be proud of themselves... I checked for the best scores. Send me you own score !
Cyril Lalande 
31242 
What's the point in memorizing a lot of digits of Pi ? The difficulty of the test. Explore Pi is like strolling in a forest where all the trees are the same. The random aspect and the limited number of digits (10) make this test more difficult than memorizing a text. In addition, it is not any sequence of digits, but one of the most famous mathematical constant. These points will give you an idea about why some people want to memorize more than two digits. The fact that a text is easier to memorize because we can use of mnemonics has led astray the spirit of the test. People using mnemonics don't know a lot of digits but know a text allowing us to remember them. The fastness criterion introduced by Daniel Morin thus becomes interesting. By setting up the time required to remember the digits (for instance one minute for 200 or 300 digits), one must be possible to eliminate all people using mneonics without throwing out the others. One flaw of the Morin's game is the sensitivity to mistyping. 
Fatmé All 
12638 (~350 décimales) 
Very funny ! You just have to learn your lesson and have an illimited internet access. 
Martin Oudet 
4715 
Hope I will be published because I' getting out of breath 
Floric 
4149 
Very funny 
Tavares Ribeiro 
3490 

Daniel Morin 
3462 
(author of this
applet !) 
L. Potier 
3280 
I only know 100 for the moment... 
Christophe Corroy 
3262 

Sébastien Faivre 
2907 
Finally, statisticians have kind of a memory... 
Ben 
2191 
Hope I'll do better soon... 
Boris Gourévitch 
1913 
I never learnt digits, but after looking at them everyday... 
Nicolas 
1361 
I make fun to learn them. I only know 40 digits, but I learn 2 new digits per day, I'll increase my score... 
Christophe Blineau 
1209 
I'm sorry, I only know 40 digits, and I was not able to forget them ! 
Ade No 
1024 
I onlly know 31 digits: the number of digits stored in the Windows calculator. Because you have to admit that finding digits is the most difficult part of the challenge ! 
Moi 
962 
I did not cheat. Just lucky !! 
Philippe Devailly 
914 
I'll be back when I will have a funny comment in mind 
Urbain Leglandu dubbed Zorro 
909 
Classy, isnt'it ? 
Luc Blain 
590 

Fletch 
516 
When I was young, I had a calculator displaying Pi as 3.141592653589793264. I've learnt all these digits which I kept in memory. I've known the last digits are not correct for a while, but I Can't correct or extend my memory ! 
Stéphane Trainel 
454 
I did not cheat. Absolutely ! 
Bernardo (ex futurensai?en) 
438 
My rationale for my result is that it is 2.15 am. This game is pitiful though... 
DecMoon 
433 
Ouah, 14 digits
:)) Thanks to my calculator. I get bored in class, so I learn Pi ! 
Youyou 
425 

Lo·c Fevrier 
355 

Anonymous 
270 
I did not cheat... Well, I did two trials though. But I'm new !!! 
Sylvie Rondeau 
243 

Anonymous 
222 
It is so difficult ! hurt my fingers ! 
Someone 
183 
I'm not very good... 
The most simple mind 
137 
I'm overwhelmed 
Not good at maths 
100 

Thabor randor 
41 
If only my marks were as good as my score 
SerialLooser 
20 

Manu 
6 
I think it's enoug for an approximation 
Zig 
5 

So, be brave, send me your score !
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