# Re: Random Ideas

*From*: "George Johnson" <matrix29@xxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:58:32 -0500

"Pete Fraser" <pfraser@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

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"Nimo" <azeez541@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

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Case:1

'Pi' is a great number and universal known

constant, a simple program to write Pi for

millions of digits is great and with our compressing

data and with the help Pi

'is there any way we can do any thing ?'

I'm thinking about that........?

Why don't you try some tests.

Write a simple program to generate short random number

sequences. After generating a sequence your code should

look through the digits of Pi to see where this sequence occurs.

Note how many digits are needed to describe the position,

and see if this is more or fewer digits than are in the sequence.

Please report back with your findings.

Pete

Now you're being a tad mean.

Don't crush this kid's eager (though lacking the basic number-theory

educational background) new addition to the Data Compression field. ALL OF

US went through the "What if I applied this limited numeric series

generation function to..." stage. A fair share of us did the "Subtract the

difference of the numbers in a series and use that to compress data in a

tree-type pyramid function" and then discovered that for all our eagerness,

every gain was lost in indexing and using Base 10 numbers. At the very

worst, if this kid fails in the field of Data Compression development, then

the gain in mathematical skill as a result will at least grant the world

another math-skilled person. Believe me in that cleverness is not always an

asset in developing usable computer programs.

This kid is rather polite and shows a decent level of eagerness that is

refreshing.

Yeah, we all know Nimo is still in the semi-annoying "Why is the sky

blue? Why do cats purr? If I drop a penny from the top of the Empire State

Building would it crack the concrete on impact?" stage of learning. Just

help point the kid in the right directions and that will be somewhat

rewarding so long as Nimo follows through in the self-educating stages of

learning the necessary basics.

I figure Nimo hasn't gained basic computer programming skills (a sad

lacking for society after the age when QBASIC was included for free with

Windows98 and a number of BASIC programming variations were included with

every hard-coded OS on every computer sold before 1987) and will have to

gain that necessary skill before getting much farther in the study.

.

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