24692RE: [PrimeNumbers] Re: Twin primes and Pi
- Nov 27, 2012It is true that is a far better way of approximating with a set of known seeds, but in this case the more important question to start wit was "does it make sense to guess pi?" Since he could not give a reason it should be pi, it made no sense (with very limited numerical evidence) to guess that it should be. Similarly, he should not be fooled by the estimates from these programs into thinking the product is any of the ugly constants they suggest as approximations either.
In general, the word "conjecture" should be avoided unless you have very strong evidence (and hopefully a heuristic). Otherwise, just make it a question: could this product be pi?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Phil Carmody
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> http://oldweb.cecm.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/isc/lookup?number=3.19617816863&lookup_type=simpleNo offence to Simon but the ISC was always the wrong way of doing things, algorithmically. RIES is a far more sensible approach:
> David (unable to use http://pi.lacim.uqam.ca/ today)
ISC's simply doped with way more magic seeds, that's all (RIES knows in advance about 1-9 and pi, and very little more)
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