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RE: sieve of Erathostenes

by Corion (Pope)
on Jul 02, 2000 at 02:16 UTC ( #20771=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to sieve of erothenes

Just for the record, the guy was (presumably) greek and was called Erathostenes, but Google refuses to turn up anything resembling a biography or historical references ...

Update : plaid is of course correct, the guy is spelled Eratosthenes (note the place of theta vs. the place of the tau).


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RE: RE: sieve of Erathostenes
by plaid (Chaplain) on Jul 02, 2000 at 02:47 UTC
    Close, but the spelling of his name I believe was officially 'Eratosthenes'. While 'Erathostenes' does turn up a few matches on google, I believe those matches were all based on misspellings.

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