--- On Wed, 5/6/09, Jayanta Das <

jkdnni@...> wrote:

> Hello,

>

> I am an Asst. Teacher in Mathematics in the 11 and 12th

> grade, from Kolkata, West Bengal, India and have recently

> joined the PrimeNumbers Yahoo group.

Welcome.

> What I have here is a general algorithm for Primtive

> Pythagoean Triplet generation as well as a general

> formulation of triplet members and I want you guys to take a

> look at it. To the best of my knowledge this is new and very

> fundamental and can be very useful.

Pythagorean triplets have already been enumerated. They're all of the form { k(x^2+y^2), kxy, k(x^2-y^2) }.

> The statement of the algo. alongwith the observations are

> attached here. I would be highly obliged if you could get

> back to me with possible suggestions for improvement as well

> as any errors or flaws in the logic...

Attachments are not permitted on the list. If you can't describe your ideas in plain text, which is a very useful skill, then the purely visual parts could be uploaded to a free image hosting site. As a last resort, we can also host a small document in our group's files area.

If you wish to describe an algorithm, one of the easiest ways is to simply provide a reference implementation of the algorithm. Favoured languages include Pari/GP (free, runs anywhere, maintained), UBASIC (free, DOS only, dead), Mathematica (expensive), Maple (expensive), ...

Phil