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Old 2019-10-26, 23:42   #2
ixfd64
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I'm going to be a little pedantic, but I would suggest also updating the legend at the bottom of the page.

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Legend for first 8 columns: P = Prime, F = At least one known factor, LL-D = Double-checked LL/PRP,
LL = One Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test, LLERR = One Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test with possible hardware errors
NO-LL = No Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test run
It's currently a bit inaccurate for a few reasons:

1. An exponent could fall into more than one category while the server treats the categories as mutually exclusive.
2. The legend only explains six columns.

I suggest the following changes:

Quote:
Legend for first 8 columns:

Exponent Start = Beginning of range (one million exponents per range)
Range Count = Candidates in range
P = Prime
F = At least one known factor
LL-D = Double-checked LL/PRP without known factors
LL = One Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test with no known errors
LLERR = One Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test with possible hardware errors
NO-LL = No Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test run
I've changed it to one description per line to improve readability.

Perhaps also change "Lucas-Lehmer/PRP test" to "primality test" for the sake of conciseness.

Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 2019-10-26 at 23:44
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