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Re^3: a close prime number

by RazorbladeBidet (Friar)
on Feb 14, 2005 at 19:01 UTC ( #430888=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: a close prime number
in thread a close prime number

I wonder if it's quicker to add the digits of the number when you're checking to see if it's divisible by three and seeing if that resultant sum is divisible by three.

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Re^4: a close prime number
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Feb 14, 2005 at 19:11 UTC
    It's not.
    use Benchmark qw( cmpthese ); my $large_number = 3 * 1234647389; cmpthese( -1, { modulo => sub { $large_number % 3 == 0 }, divide => sub { my $v; $v += $_ for split //, $large_number; $v % +3 == 0}, }); -------- Rate divide modulo divide 30919/s -- -99% modulo 2120579/s 6759% --

    By a factor of 67 times faster. Or so ...

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      Darn - so !(faster in my head == faster in code) :)

      Thanks for the benchmarks, dragonchild.

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