The internet got super hyped up about this, and has been fiddling around with the number. Here’s a new use for them: Flicker user pbump decided to turn the digits into art:
I took the raw numeric data from the new, 17-million-digit prime, broke it into 6-digit chunks, converted that to RGB colours, and made an image.
RBG web code identified colours by a six-digit number, so each six-digit chunk stands for a colour. Here’s all 17 million digits:
And here’s a close up on the individual six-digit chunks turned into colours:
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