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Old 2020-12-07, 21:36   #3
Oct 2018

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Originally Posted by EdH View Post
Step 2b: Change the signs for all the c#'s in the new file. Do NOT alter the Y#'s.
At some point I played around with a similar scheme, but instead of multiplying all c# coefficients with -1, I tried a small positive multiplier such as 2-5, before feeding the polynomials to msieve to optimize them. At least for the multiplier of 2 I did find some polynomials that were better than the original one, though never one that ended up at the top. Perhaps this idea may be worth a try?
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