Thread: Odds of prime discussion View Single Post
 2013-10-13, 09:08 #20 TheCount     Sep 2013 Perth, Au. 2×72 Posts Thanks for that post henryzz. I will read the paper you linked to see what a real Mathematician thinks. I noted with the integrated probability equation that if you make the reasonable assumptions: ln k << B ln b, and ln k << A ln b, (where w is the weight, b is the base, k is the k, testing range from n=A to n=B) and use some logarithmic identities that the equation: #Primes = w * (ln(ln k + B*ln b) - ln(ln k + A*ln b))/ln b becomes #Primes = w * logbB/A Quote a bit simpler! Also I used the term k*b*n-1 for the weight of a random set of odd numbers of the same magnitude and I got 18.23% for R620. Much closer to 19.5%. I'll compare all the 1 k's for the old and new methods in your spreadsheet and see what I can find.