RE: [PrimeNumbers] My brain hurts - finding smooth numbers on an AP
- --- Paul Leyland <pleyland@...> wrote:
> Am I missing something?You're missing the fact that I'd probably scribbled about 30 pages of notes
that day (none of which were bin-fodder, it was most productive), and was
quite literally mentally exhausted.
> Why don't you sieve with squares of elements from P to identify thosepart of my approach (2)
> not square free (by setting the location to a large negative value),
> and then sieve themy approach (1)
> remaining numbers, accumulating a list of elements of P on each sieve location while adding
> log(P) to the sieve location?
> After the second sieve, those locations which are approximately log(X+iY) are smooth and theThe number that I'm expecting to pass now (I looked at a 100K range, and
> list gives you the factorization. If you're prepared to use trial division on the smooth
> locations, you don't need to store the list while sieving.
found nothing) are so low that I think re-TD-ing will be inexpensive, which
was my approach (3), that it appears will play only a very minor role.
I think that (1) and (2) pretty much commute.
If anything, blanking the squaresome (neologism?) numbers after the log-accumulating
sieve works even better.
I wasn't so far out after all, I'm amazed!
It's just a shame that the yield is so low that it's probably not worth
doing. I'll put it on a back-burner, I've got another 20 pages of notes for
another new technique that may aid the task I'm currently looking at.
I'm trying to break a (minority interest) record using nothing but a single
PPro/200 - this will be a victory for wetware if it ever works!
Cheers for confirming my ideas,
First rule of Factor Club - you do not talk about Factor Club.
Second rule of Factor Club - you DO NOT talk about Factor Club.
Third rule of Factor Club - when the cofactor is prime, or you've trial-
divided up to the square root of the number, the factoring is over.
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