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Ya because at last we can check whether it has the required number of primes or not. And moreover, the number of primes can be less but NEVER more because if it says that a number is composite it definately is

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Okay, so we have sped it up already because you are no longer using trial division, which is slow.

Let's talk about the list itself. 455 million primes is a very, very big list. There is no list like that on the internet and for good reason. It is going to be a gigabyte or more.

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Okay! A gigabite?

That's quite huge

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Each prime you will probably store in ascii. An n digit number takes at least n bytes of storage on your drive.

Do you keep the file open and then write all the primes and then close it?

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Yes, actually closing it isn't a part of the code

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So there is one opening of the file and one closing?

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Yes, so what?

I was talking with 65 and I'm already too late to sleep today.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, that is alright then. If you opened and closed it after writing each number n, it would be much slower.

Now you say that it took all night to generate 1 million primes.

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LOL, good night

Its 10 million

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you come back tell me how long the program took without writing to the file.

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I am back but I didn't understand what you asked

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you took out the writing to the file and just generated the 10 million how long would that take?

It could be that writing to a file is what is taking all the time. If you think 10 million is still too much then tell me how long it takes for 1 million without the file operations.

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Then where will the generated primes go?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nowhere, you are just benchmarking the program to see which part of the routine is using the most time.

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i have forgotten to mention something else which is slowing me down

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Please mention it?!

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I told it to display n to the console whenever it is a multiple of 1000, so as to know the progress

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Where are you now?

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I terminated the program, I have no more interest -a 17 mb file is enough to split all 10 digit phone numbers.

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Okay, then the problem is solved. You are satisfied so I am too.

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Actually I am pretty much afraid of 1 gb file size

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should be! You have had your first taste of computational number theory and saw the big problem.

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What does computational number theory consist of?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You just did it.

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Hmm

I am surprised no one is happy to see that their phone number as a sum of two primes. Not even my dad.

My brother seems a 'little' happy though

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