This project was put together quickly while waiting for a physics job to finish. It was an exercise to see how quickly I could make a useful page with my current setup on my website. Including time to research, write, upload, and test the page it took around 20 minutes.
This page uses a Monte Carlo method to estimate π. This is a pure method in that it does not rely on knowledge of π to make the estimate, as some methods do. It throws random numbers in a two dimensional area and counts how many lie within the circle of radius \(1\) compared to a square of side \(2\).
- Challenge: This was all about speed.
- Solution: I already knew everything I needed to put this page together, so it was simply a matter of how quickly I did it. I’m quite happy with the end result of 1020 seconds. (Resolved)