# [Tex/LaTex] Welcoming 2019 Pi day: How to draw the letter π

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First of all: don't forget that exactly 140 years ago, Albert Einstein was born; but exactly one year ago, Stephen William Hawking passed away. What a special day for science!

### Question

How to draw the letter π not in the standard way (i.e. \pi)?

I mean "draw", not "type"! Today there will be no \pi, but there will be something like this

\documentclass[tikz]{standalone}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw (0,2)--(3,2);
\draw (1,0)--(1,2);
\draw (2,0)--(2,2);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


(inspired by David Carlisle – I draw this in TikZ just because I don't know how to use picture ;))

Or this

\documentclass[tikz]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikzducks}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\duck
\duck[xshift=1cm,yshift=2cm]
\duck[xshift=1cm,yshift=4cm]
\duck[xshift=1cm,yshift=6cm]
\duck[xshift=0cm,yshift=8cm]
\duck[xshift=-2cm,yshift=7.5cm]
\duck[xshift=2cm,yshift=8cm]
\duck[xshift=4cm,yshift=8cm]
\duck[xshift=6cm,yshift=8cm]
\duck[xshift=8cm,yshift=8cm]
\duck[xshift=5cm,yshift=6cm]
\duck[xshift=5cm,yshift=4cm]
\duck[xshift=5.5cm,yshift=2cm]
\duck[xshift=6.5cm,yshift=0cm]
\duck[xshift=8cm,yshift=1cm]
\node[font=\huge] at (4,11) {Happy $\pi$ day with \verb|tikzducks|!};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


They are my proudest π drawings, and as today is Pi day, I'd like to see yours!

Well, why didn't I delay the time of asking the question by 8 minutes? I asked this at 1:51:31 UTC time, and the "Pi second" of this year is at 1:59:26 today!

Here's one with \shapepar, with great thanks to flowframtk.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{libertine}
\usepackage{shapepar}

\newcommand{\sep}{\discretionary{}{}{}}

\begin{document}

\small%
\shapepar[1.00375pt]{{137.821777}%
{0.0}b{27.0}%
\\{0.0}t{27.0}{249.0}%
\\{11.955168}t{14.0}{250.0}%
\\{23.910336}t{2.0}{249.0}%
\\{27.074219}t{0.0}{135.5}st{135.5}{111.5}%
\\{35.865504}t{57.0}{35.0}t{179.0}{35.0}%
\\{47.820672}t{56.0}{34.0}t{178.0}{34.0}%
\\{59.775841}t{55.0}{34.0}t{177.0}{34.0}%
\\{71.731009}t{53.0}{35.0}t{175.0}{35.0}%
\\{83.686177}t{52.0}{34.0}t{174.0}{34.0}%
\\{95.641345}t{51.0}{34.0}t{173.0}{34.0}%
\\{107.596513}t{49.0}{35.0}t{171.0}{35.0}%
\\{119.551681}t{48.0}{34.0}t{170.0}{34.0}%
\\{131.506849}t{47.0}{34.0}t{169.0}{34.0}%
\\{135.137695}t{46.0}{35.0}t{168.0}{35.0}%
\\{143.462017}t{45.0}{35.0}t{168.0}{34.0}%
\\{154.276367}t{44.0}{34.0}t{166.0}{35.0}%
\\{155.417186}t{44.0}{34.0}t{166.0}{35.0}%
\\{163.378906}t{43.0}{34.0}t{166.0}{34.0}%
\\{167.372354}t{43.0}{34.0}t{165.0}{35.0}t{256.0}{3.0}%
\\{171.936859}t{42.0}{34.0}t{165.0}{35.0}t{253.0}{8.0}%
\\{179.327522}t{41.0}{35.0}t{165.0}{35.0}t{248.0}{13.0}%
\\{182.050781}t{41.0}{34.0}t{165.0}{36.0}t{245.0}{15.0}%
\\{187.185547}t{40.0}{35.0}t{166.0}{36.0}t{240.0}{17.0}%
\\{191.28269}t{40.0}{34.0}t{166.0}{39.0}t{235.0}{19.0}%
\\{193.214996}t{40.0}{34.0}t{166.0}{40.0}t{232.0}{20.0}%
\\{197.688477}t{39.0}{35.0}t{167.0}{50.0}jt{217.0}{31.0}%
\\{198.388672}t{39.0}{35.0}t{167.0}{80.0}%
\\{203.237858}t{39.0}{34.0}t{169.0}{72.0}%
\\{207.880219}t{38.0}{34.0}t{171.0}{64.0}%
\\{207.958008}t{38.0}{34.0}t{171.0}{64.0}%
\\{215.193026}t{37.0}{19.0}t{175.0}{49.0}%
\\{215.660156}t{37.0}{18.0}t{176.0}{47.0}%
\\{222.195312}t{37.0}{2.0}t{186.0}{23.0}%
\\{222.195312}e{37.0}%
\\{223.362305}t{191.0}{13.0}%
\\{223.362305}e{191.0}%
}%
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\end{document}