The Math.PI property represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159:

Math.PI=π3.14159\mathtt{\mi{Math.PI}} = \pi \approx 3.14159

Property attributes of Math.PI
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no

Description

Because PI is a static property of Math, you always use it as Math.PI, rather than as a property of a Math object you created (Math is not a constructor).

Examples

Using Math.PI

The following function uses Math.PI to calculate the circumference of a circle with a passed radius.

function calculateCircumference(radius) {
  return Math.PI * (radius + radius);
}

calculateCircumference(1);  // 6.283185307179586

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.PI' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.PI' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Math.PI' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung InternetNode.js
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

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Last updated by: wbamberg,