26/Feb/93: sqrt(2) to 1 million+ digits.
This was computed on a Convex C240 using Richard Brent's multiple precision
arithmetic routines (MP), published as algorithm 524 in the March 1978 issue
of Transactions on Mathematical Software.
Using the MP routines, a base of 10000 was chosen, to make the final decimal
conversion trivial.
The time to compute sqrt(2) was 32293 seconds, and the time to compute
sqrt(2)**22 as a check was 31031 seconds. The number is presented as
an integer with 40 digits per line of text.
Stan Kerr
Computing and Communications Services Office
University of Illinois / Urbana
stankerr@uiuc.edu
1.414213562373095048801688724209698078
5696718753769480731766797379907324784621
0703885038753432764157273501384623091229
7024924836055850737212644121497099935831
4132226659275055927557999505011527820605
7147010955997160597027453459686201472851
7418640889198609552329230484308714321450
8397626036279952514079896872533965463318
