20210109, 04:05  #12 
Dec 2017
2^{4}·3·5 Posts 

20210109, 04:13  #13 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
181E_{16} Posts 

20210109, 05:12  #14 
Jun 2003
1001110011010_{2} Posts 

20210109, 07:29  #15 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
3^{3}·179 Posts 
OP
You want to use statistics? OK, sounds good. What statistical distribution do mersenne primes follow? That's a basic math fact, one you would need to know before you try applying any statistical principles or analysis to predicting mersennes. It seems you're trying to use fancy words for which you aren't quite sure of the meaning. An average isn't statistics that's 5th grade. Show you're smarter than a 5th grader. 
20210114, 10:14  #16 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
2^{3}·1,193 Posts 
I have better way to select which exponents n have to be tested and which not (pseudocode):
Code:
if isprime(n) then if n<(about)58M don't bother, it was already tested by GIMPS else if n<(about) 150M test it else if n<(about) 332M it is not worth to waste your time, and there is no eff prize for it claim it is prime and some sucker on the forum will test it for you else you may try your luck, maybe you can get the eff award endif else it is composite, don't bother endif Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20210114 at 10:14 
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