3112RE: [PrimeNumbers] Prime Gap of 48116
- Oct 5, 2001
> 10^5028-2348948117/ln(10^5028) = 4.156+
> yielding a Gap of 48116 (or 48117).
> (Don't feel the need to respond to this message,But of course! I am most certainly not excluding you from a database,
> saying that you are excluding me from some
> elite database, based on some arbitary
elite or otherwise. I'm excluding this particular data point because it
doesn't meet my requirements but, if you were submit a gap which does
meet them, I would be delighted to include you. You are in very good
company. Many other researchers in the field of computational number
theory have also been excluded because they didn't meet the
requirements. That's the nature of the game. I personally have been
excluded from many such databases becausee I haven't discovered a large
enough prime, or factored a large enough integer, or whatever.
> "measure of interest". Surely such a databaseMilton, as is so often the case, you are entirely correct. Such a
> can have only very limited interest.)
database is indeed of limited interest. The world's population is
finite, individuals within it have a finite and rather short life time
measured in a few decades or so, and it has many other things also to be
interested in. Therefore, the interest in such a database is
self-evidently of a very limited nature.
The database which I'm compiling as a result of prompting by a couple of
other contributors to this list, is at least of some limited interest to
a few people. Several people have gone out of their way to contribute
their achievements to me and several have commented constructively,
whether favorably or otherwise, on the expression of my ideas and
Please tell us, purely in the interests of a reasonably objective
determination of the relative degrees of interest in our two endeavours,
how much interest and of what nature has been expressed in your
contributions to the field of discovering large prime gaps.
All the best,
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