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Mathematics of Computation

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A subquadratic algorithm for computing the $n$-th Bernoulli number
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Math. Comp. 83 (2014), 2471-2477


We describe a new algorithm that computes the $n$th Bernoulli number in $n^{4/3 + o(1)}$ bit operations. This improves on previous algorithms that had complexity $n^{2 + o(1)}$.
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Additional Information
  • David Harvey
  • Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
  • MR Author ID: 734771
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-4933-658X
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  • Received by editor(s): October 14, 2012
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 7, 2013
  • Published electronically: April 1, 2014
  • Additional Notes: The author was supported by the Australian Research Council, DECRA Grant DE120101293.
  • © Copyright 2014 David Harvey
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 83 (2014), 2471-2477
  • MSC (2010): Primary 11B68, 11Y55
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  • MathSciNet review: 3223342