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Old 2010-09-29, 19:56   #15
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
It won't work. Almost all relations found with composite q will be duplicates.
If norm(a + balpha)/(pq) is smooth, it will have been found with either
special_q = p, or special_q = q (or both!)
You wouldn't use all composite special_q's... only those who's prime factors are < special_q_min, to avoid those duplicates you mention. For a moment, I forgot that you prefer very small special_q, so this might not be practical for you.

In any case it's moot since you fixed the original problem. Congrats.
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