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The online visualization titled "3.1415926535897932384626..." [] by design studio TWO-N represents the first 4,000,000 decimals of the number Pi within a single image.

Each unique digit of Pi corresponds to a specific color, and is rendered as a 1x1 pixel dot. The result is a long, random-looking pixel carpet image. Next to a dedicated slider that allows up/down scrolling through the resulting image, one can also search for the first occurrences of any specific decimal combination.

See also DNA Rainbow, which created similar pixel-based images by mapping the 4 base molecules of DNA to pixels in the colors red, green, blue and white.

Via @martinouellette.




Down with pi. Long live tau!

Tue 24 Apr 2012 at 8:22 PM

That is actually MENTAL! I actually saw the movie Pi a few days ago, quite brilliant!

Wed 25 Apr 2012 at 6:29 PM

Strangely, they missed the initial "3" ... The image begins with a bunch of "0"s then jumps right to "14159..."

You'd think they'd get the most significant digit right.

Wed 02 May 2012 at 10:11 PM
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