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Old 2019-10-09, 13:50   #2
R.D. Silverman
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Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
I have done a lot of web searching, including MersenneWiki, and I have not found anything which explains the purpose of Sigma in ECM factoring.

Anyone care to elaborate?
It is a random number used to generate the coefficients of the elliptic curve.
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