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Playing with a sequence of 8,000 digits of pi

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:27

March 14 is the official day for celebrating the mathematical constant pi, so called Pi Day. Pi is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to it diameter. This means that for any circle, if you devide the distance around the circle -circumference of the circle- by its diameter (length of the line that devide the circle in two equal parts) you will get the pi or 3.14159265...

Inspired by a lot of visual arts derived from Pi, I decided to play and have fun with a sequence of the first 8,000 digits of Pi. This is the visualization that I get using Tableau Public. Note that you can interact with the viz and select the number of digits in the sequence of numbers. Be curious and change the number of digits to see what happen to the viz.   

If you like it, leave a comment or keep the conversation on Twitter with @HlthAnalysis, use the hastag #PiDay.



P.S. The visualization of this article was selected by Tableau Public as Viz of the Day on March 16th, 2015.

Tableau Public Visualization of the Day, March 16th, 2015


Sanae's picture

I am really interested as to how you actually created the views of the mesh, radial.... I had not seen those created with Tableau.
keep it up

Rodrigo Rangel's picture

You can download a tableau workbook (TWBX) from public visualizations and then, hence yo have Tableau Public or Desktop, edit it in order to see how t was done. One tip.... pure MATH!!!

Manuel's picture

Me acordasteis la universidad .Saludos

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