Matthew Lakier
PhD Student @ UWaterloo


The Piculator is a website for visualizing different approximation algorithms that converge to pi. I designed and coded the website (including dynamic calculation mode), while approximation algorithms were implemented by a colleague.

The site is live at


Piculator screenshot
Piculator in action. The left panel shows the chosen algorithm and pi as it is being approximated. The right panels show the formula for the algorithm in use as well as its implementation in code.