Hi. As some of you might know, I’ve learned some digits of pi and I’d like to “officially” validate my performance in the future. The website Pi-Ranking-List (https://www.pi-world-ranking-list.com/?page=lists&category=pi&sort=digits) seems to be kind of a reference, I don’t know if there are some other similar lists/leaderboards somewhere. I emailed them a few weeks ago but they never responded (btw, does someone know why ? the list seems to be active though), so I’m trying to have answers to my questions here.
Firstly, do I need to record the performance, and have a video of it, or do I only need witnesses ? What is enough of a proof ?
Am I allowed to say the digits like this : one hundred and forty-one (or in french, cent quarante et un), or should I say one-four-one (un-quatre-un) ?
Do you have details on what they mean exactly by an ‘academic or scientific witness’ for 10k+ digits ? For instance, is an university teacher one of them ? or should he/she represent an official structure or institution ?
Ultimately, who do I send this to, if Pi-Ranking-List doesn’t answer ?
On a side note, how do I make sure the pi digits I find on the internet are correct ? I don’t wanna throw an attempt or waste x hours of work because the numbers are simply not pi. I’ve checked them on several websites and they seem consistent, but I’ve also seen a pdf where the digits seem wrong from the 411 536th or something. Maybe it’s stupid and I’m worrying for nothing… anyways. If someone has a reliable source for the first 100k digits of pi, just to be sure, I’ll take it.
Also, do you know if there are pi day competitions in France ? How are they typically organized ? I’ve never seen them by myself and I’d love to participate in one next year. I know we are 4 months before, but I can’t seem to find any clue about 2022-pi-day-competition near my home.
Cheers and take care