BBP algorithm


Definition: Compute the nth hexadecimal digit of π efficiently, without having to compute preceding digits.

Author: PEB

More information

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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