|p Statistics: Preparations|
Data for my calculations was received from the official and public ftp-site
of the Yasumasa-Kanada-Laboratory. It holds the decimal representation of
the first 4.2 x 109 digits of Ludolph's number. Data was provided
in packed form (two decimal digits=one byte) containing 100 million decimal digits in a single file. First step
was to repack the digits and compare single digit frequencies with those given
by Kanada himself.|
This comparision was really necessary because we obtain a transmission error in one of these 42 files.
All tests carried out by the software finally lead to simple integer counting.
That's why one doesn't need an extraordinary dreammachine to do this calculations.
Results can optionally be stored to harddisk, but upper limit for these files sizes
are some 100 kByte.|
These are the parameters of my ordinary consumer pc used to do the analysis:
Intel Pentium 4; 2,5 GHz; 512 MB RAM; 120 GB HD
I have written a specialized software to analyze PI data: THE p-COLLECTOR.|
Here are the reasons I decieded to develop an own program for my needs.
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