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Old 2019-10-17, 14:20   #213
"Patrick Poitras"
Oct 2019

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Originally Posted by LaurV View Post
Welcome to the fray.

Jean Luc may add 385 to the page linked in the first post of this thread. It should be the easiest way. Then anybody can follow your progress if he/she wants, and eventually spot mergers. If you work in the 90-100 digits, than a good indicator is the fact that your sequence magically jumps to over 100 or 120 digits. That means it merged with something else, and the most of "interesting" stuff is worked to 120 digits or so. Also, to have at least "some" probability to merge, your sequence needs to drop to low digit values (there are less small numbers than big numbers, at big numbers the probability to merge decreases to null).
Yeah I've already seen 385^4 jump to 143 digits on factordb,and 385^6 has 174, so they both merge somewhere upstream.

I've started working on a separate method for detecting mergers and keeping track of them across a compressed version of the factordb database. I think that might be useful for higher sequences, or if there aren't many merges up that high, it will at least make some nice graphs.

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