> 2) For each small prime, choose which numbers in the interval that
> prime should divide, trying to minimize the "overlap" with other primes.
Kermit Rose wrote:
> Has anyone tried this approach?
Yes, that is the primorial approach mentioned several times in this thread.
> Perhaps some other way of assigning the negative values will produce
> a sieve of higher merit.
Yes, that is exactly what the choices in 2) is about.
Maybe you didn't have time to read when you posted 6 mails in 2h 12min...
Jens Kruse Andersen