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From "Phil Steitz" <>
Subject Re: [math] Prime Numbers Library.
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:50:16 GMT
On 3/11/06, Bill Barker <> wrote:
> "Phil Steitz" <> wrote in message
> On 3/11/06, Paul Libbrecht <> wrote:
> >> I would fear of a library providing such functionality be enormous...
> >> any modularity in commons-math planned ?
> >>
> >
> >Good question, which comes up over and over again in [math].  That's
> >why I suggested that we focus on primality testing, which is something
> >with practical applications and that could define a more narrow scope.
> > I don't see any harm in experimenting a little in this area.  Could
> >be I am wrong though and this will lead us off into a large amount of
> >code.  I am not a number theorist and have only passing familiarity
> >with the algorithms for primality testing.  WDYT?
> >
> Actually, I am a number theorist (by training, not my day-job :).  I'm
> interested enough that I could review submissions in this area.  Of course,
> I have karma to commit them as well, but I don't like to step on toes for
> projects that I haven't really been active in ;-).

+1 - consider youself drafted ;-) Please feel free to jump in any
time.  I am sure the all of the eccentricly orbiting [math] ppl will
be happy to have a number theorist in our midst.



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