Calculate pi with specific scale

echo 'scale=10; 4*a(1)' | bc -l
a() function in bc is for arctangent, available if using -l option included.
Sample Output
3.1415926532

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By: chars19
2012-10-08 15:03:07

What Others Think

That's not phi ("fee"). That is pi ("pie").
sufoo · 314 weeks and 2 days ago
Strangely, it appears in a barely different form on the Ubuntu man page for bc.
sufoo · 314 weeks and 2 days ago
Yeah, i mean is pi, thanks for correction. But i got it from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bc_programming_language#Calculating_Pi_to_10000_places
chars19 · 314 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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