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What an interesting question. I have been programing for a number of years (starting with machine language for the apple IIe which was the workhorse of our school system) and never run across this thing. It is an...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 03/05/2013

...proportional to both their populations, so, dB/dt = -aB +

**bBP**where a,b,c and d are non negative constants. Plant population...2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 20/12/2011

...infinity loop sum=(i^2-8)/16+sum; %does this is the pi serie? use arctan or

**BBP**? % i dont think this is the formula...add deatails if abs(pi...1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 09/11/2010

..." of Euler's constant, which isn't exactly the same as the

**BBP**'s ability to pick the nth digit and compute it directly. Search "spigot...4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 27/01/2010

This is just a summation equation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summation Capital sigma (the E-looking symbol) is just a simplified notation for a repeated sum. The numbers below and above sigma tells us...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/10/2009

...development was the Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula (

**BBP**formula), discovered by Simon Plouffe and named after...2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 12/03/2009

One of the fastest-converging approximations for pi is the Chudnovsky series. You could certainly break up the summation to multiple computers. Another easy way (but probably orders of magnitude slower) to break up the...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 14/01/2009

.../ffiles/20010.5.shtml for an explanation of how to use the

**BBP**formula for computation. Start with the 9th term in the series and possibly...3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 08/07/2008

The

**BBP**formula is a series to calculate the number pi. Each term ... are a lot of formulas that do just that, but in the**BBP**formula each term has a factor 1/16^k which means that a term can be...1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/06/2008

...the most interesting ones I've come across is the

**BBP**formula for π (see Wolfram), which gives the value in base 16. ...15 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 11/05/2008

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