Interesting paper on computer-generated conjectures regarding continued fraction representations of mathematical constants. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.00205.pdf

In particular, Figure 2 shows a really splendid (conjectural) representation of \(e\). I gave up trying to figure out how to type it readably here.

@jsiehler if you're referring to \(e=3-\cfrac{1}{4-\cfrac{2}{5-\cfrac{3}{6-\cfrac{4}{7-\cdots}}}}\), I do wonder how something like this was not noticed before...

@tpfto Yes, that's the one. Perhaps the ghost of Gauss will arise long enough to post a crabby missive suggesting that he found it centuries ago and didn't think it was impressive enough to make a fuss over.

@gauss@jsiehler don't worry, I'm sure figuring out you could pair up numbers to get out of a tedious addition problem was more worthwhile to put on record.

jsiehler@jsiehler@mathstodon.xyz@tpfto Yes, that's the one. Perhaps the ghost of Gauss will arise long enough to post a crabby missive suggesting that he found it centuries ago and didn't think it was impressive enough to make a fuss over.