- --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,

"Jens Kruse Andersen" <jens.k.a@...> wrote:

> Two years ago I searched for a good pi(x) program,

Thanks, Jens!

> found an old mention of Christian Bau and dug up a link to

> http://www.cbau.freeserve.co.uk [broken URL]

web.archive.org/web/20040125140056/http://www.cbau.freeserve.co.uk/

seems to be an appropriate archived URL. "PrimeCount.cp" says:

> This code is unfinished work in progress. For this reason,

which seems to permit personal use.

> you may download this code and use it on the computer that

> you used for downloading, but any further distribution is

> strictly prohibited.

David - Looks like Bau's code goes twice as high as Baugh's code and I don't have source code. The code the community needs is that developed by Tomás Oliveira e Silva. His can go to at least 10^23. I have asked, but I guess not nicely enough.

- David

--- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:

>

>

>

> --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,

> David Baugh <PbtoAu@> wrote:

>

> > pi(1357911131197531) = 40159216312772

> > The next one is too big for my implementation

>

> How did you compute pi(x) with x > 10^15, please, David?

>

> Andrew Booker's programme hosted at

> http://primes.utm.edu/nthprime/

> is restricted to pi(x) with x < 3*10^13.

>

> For those with dollars to burn, Mma seems

> able to compute pi(x) with x < 8*10^13:

> http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PrimeCountingFunction.html

>

> It seems that you have an implementation that

> comfortably copes with x > 10^15.

>

> Might you consider making your code available to

> Chris Caldwell, for on-line use at the Prime Pages,

> as Andrew generously did with his? If the data tables

> are too big or the CPUtime too onerous for such on-line use,

> might you kindly provide a source that others may compile?

>

> Best regards

>

> David Broadhurst

>