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A performance analysis of a simple prime-testing algorithm

Author: M. C. Wunderlich
Journal: Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 709-714
MSC: Primary 10A25; Secondary 10-04
MathSciNet review: 689483
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Abstract: This paper gives an empirical performance analysis of a prime-proving program designed and implemented by the author and J. L. Selfridge in 1974. The algorithm has been commonly referred to as the "down algorithm" because of its recursive characteristics. It is shown, among other things, that of the 2270 primes tested, 94

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