*e*is less challenging to spell than π.- The character for
*e*is so cheap that it can be found on a keyboard. But π is special (it’s under “special symbols” in word processor programs.) *e*has an easy limit definition and infinite series. The limit definition of π and the infinite series are much harder.- You understand what
*e*is even though you start learning it late when you’re in pre-calculus. But π, even after five or six years it’s still hard to know what it really is. - People mistakenly confuse Euler’s Number (
*e*) with Euler’s Constant (denoted by γ). There is no confusion with the one and only π. *e*is named after a person, but π stands for itself.- π is much shorter and easier to say than “Euler’s Number”.
- To read π, you don’t have to know that Euler’s name is really pronounced Oiler.

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### 8 reasons π is better than *e*

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