Definition: Compute the nth hexadecimal digit of π efficiently, without having to compute preceding digits.
David Bailey, Peter Borwein, and Simon Plouffe, On the rapid computation of various polylogarithmic constants, Math. Comp. 66(1997), 903-913.
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Paul E. Black, "BBP algorithm", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 24 March 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bbp.html