## Life of Pi: A Monte Carlo Simulation

**Authors**: Zauad Shahreer Abeer

Working with Shiny more than 1 year

**Abstract**: A shiny app that demonstrates the use of Monte Carlo Simulation to estimate the value of pi.

**Full Description**: This app is designed to run a Monte Carlo Simulation to estimate the value of π. I'm sorry to disappoint some of you who might have though it had something to do with the movie. But I can share a bit of history though.

Pi wasn’t always known as pi. Before the 1700s, people referred to the number we know as pi as 'the quantity which when the diameter is multiplied by it, yields the circumference'. Not surprisingly, people got tired of saying so much whenever they wanted to talk about Pi. The Welsh mathematician William Jones, a friend of Sir Isaac Newton, began using the symbol for π in 1706.

You'll find the algorithm and other details in the app.

Category: Education

Keywords: simulation, mathematics, research, education

Shiny app: https://shahreyar-abeer.shinyapps.io/life_of_pi/

Repo: GitHub - shahreyar-abeer/life_of_pi: An R shiny app that shows a Monte Carlo simulation to estimate the value of pi.

RStudio Cloud: Posit Cloud

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