Before there was floating point, or a way to write zero, or algebraic notation, Archimedes bounded the value of pi by estimating the perimeter of regular polygons inside and outside the circle. His computation is repeated and explained here using MATLAB.
Bill McKeeman (2022). The Computation of Pi by Archimedes (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29504-the-computation-of-pi-by-archimedes), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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