Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14th. The reason of course is that the day is denoted in some calendars as (3/14), which evokes of 3.14, the first three digits of “π”. A thin excuse maybe but sufficient for the true believers to join along!
The occasion represents an annual opportunity for mathematics and science enthusiasts to recite the infinite charms of Pi, including its irrationality, to talk to friends and family about math and its uses, and, when everything else fails, simply eat pie.
Marking this day is a regular feature also in the Open Risk calendar. Mathematics is of-course an essential element of Quantitative Risk Management but at a deeper level a rational, scientific, approach to managing risk would seem to be at least a necessary condition for sound risk management.
You can read the rest of the blog post in the usual place but its not just warnings about the risks of excessive risk quantification!
We took the opportunity to release on Pi Day a new image of the openNPL platfrom for managing loan portfolio data that is suitable to run on the... Raspberry Pi, the tiny but mighty hobbyist computer.
Those familiar with the RPi and Docker can go directly to our docker hub and fetch the ARM/v7 image