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Regarding to the "posting links regularly" thing I mentioned in the last post, I need to make a remark:
Okay, now that that's over with, I can get down to business.
No, it isn’t Pi Day, or anything resembling it. I was editing some stuff, and I noticed the original “Approximating Pi” article. I’d been meaning to rewrite the code since I learned about continued fractions, and since I didn’t have anything better to do, This is a lie. I do, in fact, have a number of things to do that various people might define as “better”, but I didn’t feel like doing any of them. I felt like sitting around in my bathrobe and writing Python. I decided to do so. A detailed explanation follows the source code, since this is less mathematically facile than the previous version.
You didn't get a post for July 22, so here's some Python which finds approximations for pi.
Update 20 Dec 2012: See also the revised version utilizing continued fractions.