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## #1 2018-06-09 18:13:36

Amartyanil
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### Calculating Pi

Hi;

I have written a code in C++ for calculating the approximate value of

based on the formula:

#include <iostream>

double CalculatePi(int acc)
{
int sone;
int stwo;
double pione = 0;
double pitwo = 0;
for (sone = 1; sone < acc; sone += 4) {
pione = pione + 1/sone;
}
for (stwo = 3; stwo < acc; sone += 4) {
pitwo = pitwo - 1/stwo;
}
double potentialpi;
potentialpi = pione + pitwo;
std::cout << potentialpi * 4 << std::endl;
return 0;
}

int main()
{
std::cout << "Enter accuracy: ";
int accuracy;
std::cin >> accuracy;
CalculatePi(accuracy);
return 0;
}

However, this code is not working properly and is not returning anything when I am inputting "acc"(for accuracy) more than 2.

Last edited by Amartyanil (2018-06-09 18:15:01)

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## #2 2018-06-09 19:34:00

Bob
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### Re: Calculating Pi

hi Amartyanil

What exactly do you mean by "it's not working properly" ?  This series converges only very slowly.  I needed over 1200 terms before I got 3.14....

Bob

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## #3 2018-06-10 14:56:14

Amartyanil
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### Re: Calculating Pi

hi bob bundy;

For "not working properly", I mean that the program is getting frozen and not printing anything at all.
Can you please point out my code for bugs?

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## #4 2018-06-17 06:49:47

benice
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### Re: Calculating Pi

pione = pione + 1/double(sone);

pitwo = pitwo - 1/double(stwo);

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## #5 2018-06-20 05:23:55

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### Re: Calculating Pi

In line 12, you are incrementing sone instead of stwo. Is this intentional?

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## #6 2018-07-17 15:46:16

Amartyanil
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### Re: Calculating Pi

hi Benice;

Thanks for pointing out that the sone and stwo's would have been floats.

hi Agnishom;

That was not intentional. Thanks for pointing out.

However, can anyone please explain why the code was not working properly when I entered the datatype of sone and stwo as "int"?

Last edited by Amartyanil (2018-07-17 15:52:09)

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## #7 2018-07-24 01:09:45

George,Y
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### Re: Calculating Pi

I suggest you test if the problem is a pure IO one.

Just change the code to compulsively calculate the function on a certain accuracy you put in the code.

And compile it to see if it runs properly.

Then alter the code with another value of accuracy, and test again.

If both of them succeeded,  the mistake is located in main

X'(y-Xβ)=0

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## #8 2018-07-26 01:25:15

Amartyanil
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### Re: Calculating Pi

George,Y wrote:

If both of them succeeded,  the mistake is located in main

I do not get your point, can you please explain it?

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## #9 2018-07-29 14:43:59

Amartyanil
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### Re: Calculating Pi

hi;

Will using this formula in the code have a lesser complexity than the code originally posted?

\pi = 4 \sum_{k \geq 0} (-1)^k {1\over 2k + 1}

Last edited by Amartyanil (2018-07-29 14:47:36)

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## #10 2018-08-04 15:25:08

George,Y
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### Re: Calculating Pi

Amartyanil wrote:
George,Y wrote:

If both of them succeeded,  the mistake is located in main

I do not get your point, can you please explain it?

The program now needs an input "accuracy" to start running.

I suggest to cancel this input first and set an accuracy inside the code.

Compile and test it.

X'(y-Xβ)=0

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