[pycrypto] Distribution of prime numbers?
Dwayne C. Litzenberger
dlitz at dlitz.net
Sun Oct 25 21:40:11 CST 2009
On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 11:00:54PM -0400, Dwayne C. Litzenberger wrote:
> In other words: What is the a-priori probability of a number being
> prime *before* we conduct any primality test?
Approximations, lower, or upper bounds are all useful.
I'm under the impression that the number of Rabin-Miller iterations needed
to establish that a certain number is probably prime depends on the answer
to this question.
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Dwayne C. Litzenberger <dlitz at dlitz.net>
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