(I hope you don't mind, I moved these posts to their own thread....)
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Originally Posted by JohnFullspeed
When the search is long:
searching to divisor or when the number of divisors(Nb ddigits)?
Other?

Do you mean how do you know when you're done?
There's a trick involved in searching when the numbers are large. Look up how the "sigma"
function is calculated. (Hint:
if you know the prime divisors of a number, the sum of the divisors is extremely easy to calculate....)
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Tanks a Lot for your specification Perhaps you van add them
in yout ' Get Sarted'. I thinnk that other strangers make the same mistake pime factor = divisor.

That's why I moved these over to a new thread. Sometimes it can be the case that we're so at ease with what we do we don't know exactly what questions a newcomer might have.
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Thanks
Have you some chrono(the applet) Tosee the road it leaves to me..;
John

Ummm...not sure about this onedo you mean timings on factorizations? That depends on your PC. Or do you mean where is the applet? Sorry, didn't give the link before if that's the case:
http://www.alpertron.com.ar/ECM.HTM