Hugh uses root 3/4 = 0.866025404 x 2 = 1.732050808
Dune uses root 3 = 1.732050808
Look how Hugh gets to the GP base circumference
Root 4/3 x real pi = 36276
The suggestion is that the SOL is embedded in Pi as a naturally ocurring number and the Egyptians most probably did not know this but we do,but how can anyone argue that Dune has got this wrong? He also gets 25883.20 miles verifiable to Michell's work.
Hugh is using hermites constant as root 4/3 and real Pi and it comes to exactly the same calc Dune is using with some very slight roundings going on.
3023 is the number of feet --- one foot less that 3024 this is Michell's 9 factorial number. 100 inches for one solar day is the unit of interpretation.