Re: One more slice of PI Message #4 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 26 Nov 2004, 8:54 a.m., in response to message #3 by Larry Corrado
Larry posted:
"I don't think I've ever heard of a program that lets you find 6digits of pi starting anywhere without finding earlier digits."
Have a look at this
The caveat is, it only works for hexadecimal digits of Pi.
No such formulae are known or believed to exist for base10 digits, though they actually exist for some transcendental constants, such as log(9/10), where the corresponding formula has been used recently to compute its ten billionth decimal digit (US 'billions', i.e., 10^9).
This also applies to other bases and constants, such as base 2, for which you can compute individual digits of
log(n), for n=2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,29,31,37,41,43,61,73,...
...,18837001, 22366891, ...
Alas, no such luck for base10 and Pi.
Best regards from V.
