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Extension To Very Large Numbers - Re: Prime Number Finder

by metadoktor (Hermit)
on Feb 07, 2002 at 10:34 UTC ( #143841=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Prime Number Finder

While your code is very cool. A more powerful approach would probably be to extract the algorithms in Crandall's factor code which allows you to determine if any given number X is prime. You could call this algorithm in the loop for your specified range to solve the problem more quickly. :)

Of course, for very large X it will take much much longer to determine if X is prime.

metadoktor

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