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Old 2008-12-12, 12:28   #4
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Originally Posted by J.F. View Post
I always like the idea of gathering data and automated processing.

Two things however: if you also want to store things like search statistics about cofactors, that might prove to be a hell of a job, taken into account that special numbers have special factors etc.

Secondly: if it were to be successful, I suppose such a generic database needs a lot of computing power to check things like primality of submitted factors.

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Do you have a draft of the design? I'd be happy to comment. I have some hobby-wise experience with creating a CMS and web interface driven apps.
I've a prototypical design for a PostgreSQL database to hold all factoring information in which I'm interested. The database is far from fully populated, not least because I find I keep having to modify the schema.

Paul

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