Calculate pi to an arbitrary number of decimal places

bc -l <<< "scale=1000; 4*a(1)"

2020-03-11 15:58:21

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  • Change the scale to adjust number of decimal places prefix the command with "time" to benchmark the computer (compare how long it takes to calculate 10000 digits of pi on various computers). Show Sample Output

    echo "scale=1000; 4*a(1)" | bc -l
    regulatre · 2014-07-31 19:13:26 0

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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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