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i wrote an algorithm to save you many, many cycles.

createPrimeVec() creates a bit vector of length \$max. the value is 0 if prime, 1 otherwise. it uses the sieve of erathosthenes method to create the list. merlyn wrote a column on this some time ago (suprise!)

isprime() is a simple bit vector lookup, very fast.

rotPrime() cleverly appends the return value of chop to the beginning of the string.

here it is:

```#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
use strict;
\$|=1;

my \$vecPrime;
my %rotPrime;
# allows specification of a range, such as (1000, 9999)
my (\$min, \$max) = (2, 999_999);

print "---creating prime vector (length: \$max)\n";
\$vecPrime = createPrimeVec(\$max);
print "---created\n\n";

print "---trying rotations \$min..\$max\n";
for(\$min..\$max) {
next unless isprime(\$_);
my \$x = rotPrime(\$_);
\$x && \$rotPrime{\$x}++;
}
print "---tried \$min..\$max\n\n";
print "\$_\n" for(sort {\$a <=> \$b} keys %rotPrime);

#----------
# return list of prime numbers up to and including value passed (defau
+lt:1000)
sub createPrimeVec {
my \$UPPER = shift || 1000;
my \$sieve = "";
GUESS: for (my \$guess = 2; \$guess <= \$UPPER; \$guess++) {
next GUESS if vec(\$sieve,\$guess,1);
for(my \$mults = \$guess * \$guess; \$mults <= \$UPPER; \$mults += \$
+guess) {
vec(\$sieve,\$mults,1) = 1;
}    }
return \$sieve;
};

# returns true if found in prime number bit vector
sub isprime { return 1 if( vec(\$vecPrime,shift,1) == 0 ); };

# return smallest 'rotationally prime' number in set
# for instance, 1931, 9311, 3119, or 1193 yeilds return value 1193
sub rotPrime {
my (\$num, \$lchr, @list) = (shift);
for(1..length \$num) {
\$lchr = chop \$num;
\$num = \$lchr . \$num;
push @list, \$num;
return unless isprime(\$num);
}
return (sort @list)[0];
};
i had used the prime number code for a program using fermat's factoring algorithm. perhaps i'll post it, assuming there's not a module to do that already.

~Particle

In reply to Re: Rotationally Prime Numbers by particle
in thread Rotationally Prime Numbers by YuckFoo

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