20170724, 12:24  #1 
Sep 2011
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Inverse of Smoothness Probability
The probability that a random number below X is Bsmooth is given by u^{u}, where u=ln(X)/ln(B). However, I would like the do the inverse, that is, given the smoothness probability and B, how do I solve for X?
I have a solution via Newton method. Is there a closed form? 
20170724, 19:53  #2  
"Serge"
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20170725, 10:07  #4  
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The links he provides are sources for p ≈ some_better_function_of(X, B). Find those better functions before trying to invert them. 

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20170725, 16:33  #6  
"Serge"
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Incidentally, I have just heard from much more knowledgeable people, and I will simply quote:
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20170725, 16:41  #7 
"Serge"
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And for the Inverse of Smoothness Probability question, you want a reasonable numerical estimate the inverse of Dickman function.
So you want to take Newton method on the inverse of Dickman ρ  because if you know the derivative of Dickman ρ by definition, then you know the derivative of the inverse of Dickman ρ. 
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