Martin Gardner's fictional Doctor Matrix used to say that, property interpreted, the number pi (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, whose decimal expansion begins 3.14159265897932384626...) contains the entire history of mankind. In this article I give some results of looking at pi in a relatively new way: as an infinite string of letters derived from its expansion in base 26 or base 27.
"The Pi Code,"
Word Ways: Vol. 32
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol32/iss4/2