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

> > Some related data is collected there:

> > http://www.primefan.ru/stuff/math/maxs.xls

>

> Your straight-line fits of log(N) against sqrt(p),

> for k=6 (i.e. 7 consecutive integers) and k=7

> (i.e. 8) were at very small p. If you were to

> extrapolate them to larger p, you would be led to

> the absurdity that 8 consecutive p-smooth integers

> are easier to find than 7, not so :-?

No: I misread the gradients. Please scrap the above message.

I am, however, surprised that your gradients

seem to increase in an unusual manner:

k=5: gradient = 0.6042

k=6: gradient = 0.3917

k=7: gradient = 0.3398

I guess that may just be because your primes are so small?

David (guilty of careless error in previous message: sorry!)