20200514, 18:57  #199  
Dec 2008
you know...around...
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(Also kinda reminds me of an episode of "Angelo Rules" where Sherwood wanted to go swimming only because he was not allowed to.) Actually I thought it would be less work for me as well as for the mods if I continue for as long as I don't plan to stop until someone else wants to join in instead of having to reserve new ranges every then and again. Prime gaps searches don't seem to be very popular these days. 

20200517, 11:27  #200  
Jun 2003
Oxford, UK
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To be fair (and slightly more precise), prime gap search posts on Mersenneforum do not appear to be very popular these days. I'm still looking, and I have almost 1,000 record small gaps to post, but I just don't have time to contribute to discussions at the moment. 

20200524, 14:41  #201  
May 2018
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20200524, 15:17  #202  
Dec 2008
you know...around...
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I use Thomas's code from post # 145 here: https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpo...&postcount=145 

20200628, 21:10  #203 
May 2018
193 Posts 
What line do I type in the terminal to run the twin prime gap code? Are there any extra binaries I need to have?

20200629, 08:51  #204  
Dec 2008
you know...around...
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Code:
C:\Users> cd.. C:\> cd Program Files\twingaps C:\Program Files\twingaps> twingaps.exe k1 99e14 k2 1e16 mingap 4000 >> output.txt If the program is interrupted, to continue you would have to set the value for k1 to the most recent value in the output file. My fastest PC searches 6.9e7 k's per second per core, and I would normally distribute the work on four cores, with the first interval being k1 99e14 k2 9925e12 and so on. 

20200726, 20:19  #205 
Dec 2008
you know...around...
2^{2}·5·29 Posts 
I'm releasing most of my reservation and going back to reserving only a finite range.
To keep this project alive, here's the 411: Stats for k < 9.9e15 in the attachment. Reservations: Bobby Jacobs: 9.9e15 to 1e16 firejuggler: 1e16 to 1.05e16 mart_r: 1.05e16 to 1.1e16 
20200809, 19:50  #206 
May 2018
193_{10} Posts 
The program does not seem to work on my computer. Therefore, I will withdraw my range.

20200817, 14:29  #207 
Aug 2020
11 Posts 
i took a different aproach to this a few years ago
starting off lookin at 6n+1 and 6n+5 is a nice way to start your prime search. did you know you can expand it???
take your candidate mod 30 and you only have 8 answers that can be prime. 1, 7,11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 29 next... since there are only 8 places... you can turn the result into binary and then combine two bytes into Hex form (FF) and save your data in a very minimal form. Then, say you want to find pairs of twins (like 11, 13, 17, 19) all you need to is loop thru your data using a logical AND function. Ie Data AND "3C" I have already created such a table containing all primes upto around 1.5 Billion. I am happy to share. 
20200817, 14:45  #208  
Aug 2006
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20200817, 17:06  #209 
Apr 2010
Over the rainbow
2^{4}·151 Posts 
I'll take bobby's range. (in fact I already did start it a few days ago). i'm at ~50 done with it. on my own assignement, I'm at 20% done.

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