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Old 2021-09-15, 03:06   #10
T.Rex
 
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I found this papier very interesting:
https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~j...nneBenford.pdf
First, it seems to say that Mersenne primes are random.

Second, it means that looking at Mersenne exponents starting with 1,2,3, or 4 generates 3 times more primes than exponents starting with 5,6,7,8, or 9. Thus, should the GIMPS look first at these 1-4..... exponents?

Code:
1 13
2 10
3 7
4 5
5 2
6 3
7 2
8 3
9 2

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