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Well, I guess that’s precisely where it’s at. My formula CAN deal with big numbers... the real problem, though, is whether or not the hardware and/or software can. I managed to find an online calculator which let me use 50 digits but that’s as good as I’ve got, while both PHP and JavaScript freak out after around 15 decimal places. Nonetheless, if the platform is up to the job then the formula should work flawlessly.
originally posted by: VigiliaProcuratio
a reply to: dashen
Oh, believe me now... I had one of the worst headaches ever yesterday and that is no joke! I’m unsure if it was all those numbers or the fact that I had 503 cups of coffee while I was working at it.
originally posted by: VigiliaProcuratio
a reply to: Pinke
Well, I guess that’s precisely where it’s at. My formula CAN deal with big numbers... the real problem, though, is whether or not the hardware and/or software can. I managed to find an online calculator which let me use 50 digits but that’s as good as I’ve got, while both PHP and JavaScript freak out after around 15 decimal places. Nonetheless, if the platform is up to the job then the formula should work flawlessly.
a reply to: Pinke
I asked my local uni, which I live right next to, if there was a maths tutor I could chat with... but they only have one. It’s more of a sports and
nursing orientated uni. I might go to Birmingham to see what I can do, I’m sure they’ll have more than one professor let alone tutor.
a reply to: chr0naut
My method will work for any given number (well, that’s a lie because it doesn’t for 1, 2, 3 and 5... but it certainly does from 7 to 57, including
the composites, and I can’t test any higher because I don’t have enough fingers). Of course it won’t identify every number unless it is
explicitly tested, because there are supposedly an infinite number of primes.
What I’m saying is this... the highest known prime has around 14.5m digits and therefore whatever computer (or network of) was capable of crunching
such a ridiculous number will most likely be able to execute my theory, possibly to the extent of verifying a billion digits.
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
Well, maybe this is where I’ve discovered something... I am not talking about dividing a given number by others in order to establish whether or not
it is divisible. It is basically an analysis of the given number; I have noticed a pattern which appears to be law.
originally posted by: VigiliaProcuratio
a reply to: Pinke
I asked my local uni, which I live right next to, if there was a maths tutor I could chat with... but they only have one. It’s more of a sports and nursing orientated uni. I might go to Birmingham to see what I can do, I’m sure they’ll have more than one professor let alone tutor.
a reply to: chr0naut
My method will work for any given number (well, that’s a lie because it doesn’t for 1, 2, 3 and 5... but it certainly does from 7 to 57, including the composites, and I can’t test any higher because I don’t have enough fingers). Of course it won’t identify every number unless it is explicitly tested, because there are supposedly an infinite number of primes.
What I’m saying is this... the highest known prime has around 14.5m digits and therefore whatever computer (or network of) was capable of crunching such a ridiculous number will most likely be able to execute my theory, possibly to the extent of verifying a billion digits.
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
Well, maybe this is where I’ve discovered something... I am not talking about dividing a given number by others in order to establish whether or not it is divisible. It is basically an analysis of the given number; I have noticed a pattern which appears to be law.
I guess it’s difficult for to me to properly discuss this without first elaborating on the method which I have developed. Forget
about modular mathematics, forget about weird algebra and forget about factoring. So far as the mod formulae are concerned they do appear to work in
some cases, but unless somebody cares to explain otherwise then I’m assuming that those methods do not go so far as distinguishing a relation
between primes and composites. On the contrary, I have done exactly that. Watch this space.
a reply to: Cauliflower
That’s interesting, very interesting indeed.. but again there is hardly an explanation for such a relation. I mean, I can’t exactly explain
my own theory because that’s like explaining why matter exists in the first place. That there is certainly a pattern and it can probably be computed
as well given the plethora of coding languages we have at our disposal today. So yeah, I’ll be giving you another example which shows a definite
link between the numbers.
You're behind Fermat by a few hundred years.