How to get decimal form of largest known prime?
Claudio Grondi
claudio.grondi at freenet.de
Fri Jun 11 01:30:28 CEST 2004
According to latest news the largest known prime is:
2**24036583 - 1
(right?)
Do someone of you know how long would it take on
a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 machine to write a _decimal_ form
(hexadecimal form can be written in less than one second)
of this prime to a file and what should be the Python code
to use for it?
Claudio
P.S. file.write( '%i' % (2**24036583 - 1,) )
takes 100% CPU for a long time without any result
and the critical part is the '%i' % (2**24036583 - 1,)
conversion.
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