Pi Day is the annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi! It happens every year on March 14, since the numbers match the first three digits of pi. Is there anything better than pi? Tara joins Trace to discuss whether or not tau is better than pi.

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The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl

The Tau Manifesto

“The Tau Manifesto is dedicated to one of the most important numbers in mathematics, perhaps the most important: the circle constant relating the circumference of a circle to its linear dimension.”

Life of pi in no danger

“Experts appear to have ignored a proposal from within their own ranks to retire the circle constant that is taught in schools and appears throughout mathematics and replace it with 2pi, or tau.”

My Conversion to Tauism

“There was no identifiable moment when I said, yes, I believe. My conversion must have come on silently and unexpectedly.”

Pi Is Wrong!

“I know it will be called blasphemy by some, but I believe that pi is wrong.”

Tau Day: Why you should eat twice the pie

“Earlier this year, the admissions office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology related an odd tale of a conflict over, of all things, a number.”

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