I'd like to scale my reputation by π, but I get an error complaining that it's not valid.


Please add support for this - π is supported in other places on the site after all: enter image description here

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    You can use an approximate value for π - 3.
    – Oded
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:18
  • @Oded I thought that was the exact value
    – user206222
    Apr 2, 2014 at 8:25

1 Answer 1


See the red banner. (emphasis mine)

The value must be a positive integer between 1 and 10

It doesn't however specify that the number be real, so I would fully expect complex numbers to be supported. This should allow you to make your Imaginary Internet Points actually have an imaginary numeric value.

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    Right, that's why I said "Please add support". Oh, and yes π is a valid integer in base π. The banner doesn't specify the input base.
    – MikeyB
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:20
  • Math.ceil(Math.pi)? Apr 1, 2014 at 17:20
  • @MikeyB If you're requesting a feature then you should tag the question as a feature request, not a bug.
    – Servy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:21
  • @RUJordan Pi doesn't taste as good once it's bee on the ceiling.
    – Servy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:22
  • @Servy I would assume the ceiling is cleaner than the floor :P Apr 1, 2014 at 17:23
  • @RUJordan at least the floor gets washed regularly. How often do you vacuum and mop the ceiling? Apr 1, 2014 at 17:26
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    @Servy Anything in the world that doesn't work the way I want it to is a bug! :D
    – MikeyB
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:28
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    @psubsee2003 you don't wash your ceiling?! Apr 1, 2014 at 17:30
  • The value must be a positive integer between 1 and 10: You didn't specify the base.
    – devnull
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:42
  • @devnull That means you don't know what base it will be interpreted as, but you still need to supply an integer for some base value. π isn't an integer in any base, not even base π. There is no addition field allowing you to supply your own base.
    – Servy
    Apr 1, 2014 at 17:52
  • Actually, if it must be an integer between 1 and 10, then that rules out anything in ℂ: they do not lie “between” things in ℤ. I would explain, but alas the answer is too complex to fit within these margins.
    – tchrist
    Apr 2, 2014 at 22:29

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