Life of Pi: A Monte Carlo Simulation - 2020 Shiny Contest Submission

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: https://github.com/shahreyar-abeer/life_of_pi
RStudio Cloud: https://rstudio.cloud/project/1045856

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