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Old 2005-09-23, 05:45   #48
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My sieving-depth notes don't make as much sense now as they did in July, but my estimate is at p=1.5T, you're finding a factor about once every 2 hrs 10 min, with the efficiency cutoff at about 2 hrs 20 min. Thus, you've stopped sieving at almost exactly the right point for your chosen k-value.

If you have recent data about how often factors are found, I'd like to hear how good my estimate is. factors are not smoothly distributed, so anything from 2 hrs up to 2 1/2 hrs per factor in NewPGen will make me think my guesswork is accurate.
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