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2011-09-03, 02:18   #12
Christenson

Dec 2010
Monticello

5×359 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by JohnFullspeed I work on the Goldback conjecture and the authors of the verify explain that they compute the list of the prime Why in their method they need this list? N even number repeat for i:=1 to 100 M:=N-Primes(i) If IsPrime(M) then N:=n+2; until N > ????? John
John:

I say your code is bad because it is unreadable, and therefore the probability of its being correct is asymptotically zero. I was surprised that LaurV actually bothered to analyze it at all...it reads like a bad example out of "A manual of programming style" by Kernighan and Plaugher.

You want code??? Here's a complete example of Zimmer's algorithm in C. You probably won't want to run this with ULONG_MAX being the limit as it may take your computer a year or ten....but I imagine it could run in an hour or two if the limit was 2^32-1 instead.

Please focus on what happens at the iteration where N is 50. At that iteration lies the answer to your original question, "Why did Zimmer use Primes(i) [Primelist] function?".

Ignore, for the time being, the cost of initializing the external functions such as Primes(i) and IsPrime(i).

Code:
// Search for a (likely nonexistant) counterexample to Goldbach's conjecture:
//  Every even number can be expressed as the sum of two odd prime numbers.
//
#define bool char  //create boolean type; makes code much more readable
#define TRUE 1
#define FALSE 0
#include <limits.h>  // for ULONG_MAX, check doc to see it's in fact 2^64-1
#include <stdio.h>  // for printf, fprintf....
extern bool IsPrime(unsigned long P);
extern unsigned long Primes(unsigned long Rank);  // Note: Primes(1)=2;
extern void Initialize_Primes(unsigned long SieveMax);

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
bool counterexample;
unsigned long N;  // The even number being tested to see if it is a counterexample
unsigned long i;
Initialize_Primes(ULONG_MAX);
for (N=6; N< ULONG_MAX; N+=2)
{   counterexample = TRUE;
for (i=2; Primes(i) <= N/2; i++)
{    if (IsPrime(N-Primes(i))
{   counterexample = FALSE;
break;
}
}
if (counterexample)
{    printf("Counterexample to GC: %lu!\n", N);
return (1);
}
if  (N%(1UL<<16) == 0)
fprintf(stderr, ".");
}
printf("No Counterexample Found to GC to %lu.\n", N-2);
return 0;
}

2011-09-03, 05:38   #13
JohnFullspeed

May 2011
France

A116 Posts
Code

One time more the code IS NOT my cocde;: Ot's a sample
Sorrryu if you don't koow the difference. I explaint to you

Zimmer'man use a method with the list? ›hyu?:
I givve a samle of a logic to verify Golback to explain thhe generrrral wayy I use without the ;list Is't an argument not a final profiuct

But of course you doesn't answer, like LaureV
Quote:
 Where is your code ? I don't search juge but idea But you are not an 'intlectual ' You need concret (French expression not insult) I verify the conjecture with 0 < N < 1 223 193 544 (( 10^ 9) I need 1' 32 (I can give all the sums: no need of verify) It's slow? You are far? How many works before joint the WC of the forum

I wait code...

 2011-09-03, 06:12 #14 JohnFullspeed   May 2011 France 7×23 Posts Learn... Try to understand before to speak... Let Primes be the prime iist (as usual thhe list have 200 000 000 of values) var Bons: array [0..223192870] of byte; Primes :array [0..210000000] of dWord; procedure Load_Primes; var i,J, size: dword; OutFile: file; begin AssignFile(OutFile, 'NPM.bin'); Reset(OutFile, 1); try Blockread(OutFile, Primes[1], 813120892); finally Nb_Np := (813120892 div 4); CloseFile(OutFile); end; end; Procedure Verif_GoldBack(L:Qword); Var I,J:integer; begin Load_Primes: Repeat M:=Primes[i]; for j:=1 to 300 do Bons[M+Primes[j]]:=1; I:=I+1; until M> 223092870-500; end I use this code for (FreePAscal) 0 < N < 1 223 193 544 (( 10^ 9) I need 1' 32 Since I optimize and ti is many more faster If you wannt I also can use a second Core bbut it will be more difficult for you.
 2011-09-03, 09:47 #15 Christenson     Dec 2010 Monticello 111000000112 Posts John: Notice the difference between my *sample* code, which is ready for both humans to read and gcc or other "C" compiler, and yours. Si vous suiviez mes instructions, vous comprendiez pourquoi Zimmerman a utilize le liste de nombres primes. Hopefully, LaurV will be back and let me know if I missed anything when I checked my program. Without indentation, (hint: use the [ CODE ] and [ /CODE ] tags, and leave out the spaces to make them active), your code might be legible to the compiler but is undreadable by human beings. Hit the "advanced" button to preview your post. Other hints on readability: Also, in this font, I find variables I and J to be very easy to confuse.....use X and Y if you need to. A file you are reading from should not be called "outfile" -- it's not output at this point. You have at least 4 arbitrary constants shown. What are they? Why aren't they symbols with meaningful names? Did you even notice that one of them looks mis-typed?(Hint: ULONG_MAX is a pre-defined constant in C giving the largest value that will fit in an unsigned long.) How would I or anyone know if your program proves Goldbach's conjecture is false? It has no apparent output. Finally, we aren't discussing how you might create the list of primes Primes[i]. Including it distracts from the main point of the discussion. Last fiddled with by Christenson on 2011-09-03 at 10:10 Reason: Looked at the program; needed the (smiley); pardon my french
 2011-09-03, 19:45 #16 JohnFullspeed   May 2011 France A116 Posts Blabla vous etes exactement comme les autres vous avez peur d'etre ridicule Je vais vous faire une confidence: vous l'etes encore plus en ne repondant pas Vous etes tous aussi grande geule les uns que les autrres Pas in de vouys ne sait se servvir d'un ordinnateur. Je retourne aux calculateurs : la u moans les mathématiciens sont bons. Mais voous avez peir de qui.? Qu'n pauvre con de Français aille plus vite que Maathématica: Votre attitude bornée n'y change rien.. Je vous rassure vous je repards sans rien avoir appris: il n'y a que la médiocrité a apprendre et la encore desolé il y a mieux que vous Gardez vottre code si exeptionnel et allez vous faire voir Meerci de ne pas repondre :rien ne saurait justifier votre meduiocriyé Fin du Débat
 2011-09-03, 20:54 #17 firejuggler     Apr 2010 Over the rainbow 43×59 Posts *translator hat**Be warned, offensive language* You are exactly like the other, you are afraid to be ridiculous. Let me tell you : you are even more when you do not reply. You are all as big mouthed as each other. Not one of you can properly use a computer. I'm going back to the calculator(??) :At least, there, mathematician are good. Who are you afraid off? That a french cunt could go faster than mathemathica : Your narrow minded attitude change nothing... Let me reassure you, i'm going back having learned nothing : There is only mediocrity to learn , and, there again, there are better people than you. Keep your so called exceptionnal code, and fuck off. Thanks for not answering : Nothing would justify your medicrity. End of the debate. ------------------------------------ Now if you made less typo, it would have been easier to translate. Last fiddled with by firejuggler on 2011-09-03 at 20:54
 2011-09-03, 21:00 #18 fivemack (loop (#_fork))     Feb 2006 Cambridge, England 143578 Posts Mr Fullspeed will not be bothering us for a moderate period. M. Fullspeed ne nous bruterons plus pendant quelques semaines.
2011-09-03, 21:47   #19
science_man_88

"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville

26·131 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by firejuggler *translator hat**Be warned, offensive language* You are exactly like the other, you are afraid to be ridiculous. Let me tell you : you are even more when you do not reply. You are all as big mouthed as each other. Not one of you can properly use a computer. I'm going back to the calculator(??) :At least, there, mathematician are good. Who are you afraid off? That a french cunt could go faster than mathemathica : Your narrow minded attitude change nothing... Let me reassure you, i'm going back having learned nothing : There is only mediocrity to learn , and, there again, there are better people than you. Keep your so called exceptionnal code, and fuck off. Thanks for not answering : Nothing would justify your medicrity. End of the debate. ------------------------------------ Now if you made less typo, it would have been easier to translate.
yeah I had to do a lot of editing to try and find one that made some sense as well (Google translate doesn't help much some days).

Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 2011-09-03 at 21:48

2011-09-04, 00:42   #20
science_man_88

"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville

26·131 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by JohnFullspeed Code: Procedure Veri_GoldBack(L:Qword); Var I,J,W:integer; M,N,R: Qword; e2: double; Label LN; begin I:=0; HH:=0; // Le nombre - le NP N:=Primes[200]+1; /// for testing Not 0 1223 a1 := GetTickCount; //timer Offset:=0; // sortie repeat LN: N:= N+2; If N>200000 then Break;// stop here j:=1; repeat HH:=N-Primes[j]; // test des divisions if not Is_Div(HH) then Goto LN; J:=J+1; until J> 20; I:=I+1; // not found until i>1000; a1 := GetTickCount-a1; IsPrime: Code: Function Is_Div(A: QWord):boolean; var i,R,S: Cardinal; E5:extended; begin Result:=True; E5:=A; R:= Round(Sqrt(E5)); i:=2; repeat If A mod Primes[i]=0 then exit; I:=I+1; until Primes[i] > r; Result:=False; end; Like you can see ,I verify since N=1223+1 even. The step is 2 (even) and I stop at 200 000 So I do 99 383 verifs And now like Jasonp,axn,Five,silver,Bssquare... you stop to answer because your times are not in the same range that me, and you thinks that I most better that you You stop to answer. I m not better than other but it's my job. With the bad test of division I need 0,8 ... seconds Perhaps I can learn to you if you want The code is not magic The time is on my RISC for a CISC the code will be other PS can you give me the time for for i:=1 to 100000 do a=isprime(i); They all say No.
assuming you every get to come back:

Code:
for(i=0,10,print("X\n"i);forstep(N=prime(2)+1,20,2,print("\t"N);for(J=1,20,HH=N-prime(J);print("\t\t"J);if(isprime(HH),break()));if(N==20,break()));print())
is a gp.exe code just like yours as far as I can tell; the main differences are I use isprime(), have set the limits lower, and have a print out of the variables values as it goes. this way you can see if anyone hits the limit ( if it does your code ( as pointed out by others) will print nothing to alert us to that fact, so it a finder but not a notification of finding code if it works at all).

Last fiddled with by science_man_88 on 2011-09-04 at 01:30

2011-09-04, 04:28   #21
Christenson

Dec 2010
Monticello

5·359 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by firejuggler *translator hat**Be warned, offensive language* You are exactly like the other, you are afraid to be ridiculous. Let me tell you : you are even more when you do not reply. You are all as big mouthed as each other. Not one of you can properly use a computer. I'm going back to the calculator(??) :At least, there, mathematician are good. Who are you afraid off? That a french cunt could go faster than mathemathica : Your narrow minded attitude change nothing... Let me reassure you, i'm going back having learned nothing : There is only mediocrity to learn , and, there again, there are better people than you. Keep your so called exceptionnal code, and fuck off. Thanks for not answering : Nothing would justify your medicrity. End of the debate. ------------------------------------ Now if you made less typo, it would have been easier to translate.
Thank you, and thank you Mr Xilman.

The code I posted is unexceptional; it is the product of an hour or two's work. It is only a simple brute-force search, and by no means the last word on exhaustively searching for counterexamples to Goldbach's conjecture quickly. I'm still waiting for Mr Fullspeed to analyze it and find the answer to his original question about why Mr Zimmerman used the list of primes, but by no means "holding my breath". I hope others find it reasonably workmanlike and easily understood, and that I put correctness first.

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