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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: ODP: [math] Prime numbers
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:29:56 GMT
I'd be interested in reviewing any number theory additions to [math].  It 
seems that the project has grown enough that it can branch out into number 
theory as well.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Pyniak, Karol
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 5:07 PM
To: Commons Developers List
Subject: ODP: [math] Prime numbers

Hi Phil,
Many thanks for the quick reply, and if there is no one else currently 
working on this, I will be more than happy to get to know the convention 
used in the Math package and add some number theory to the package.

[] w 
imieniu Phil Steitz []
Wysłano: 22 grudnia 2011 18:58
Do: Commons Developers List
Temat: Re: [math] Prime numbers

On 12/22/11 7:20 AM, Pyniak, Karol wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new to this mailing list and the development of the apache commons, 
> but I have just been going through the code of Math package, and couldn't 
> find any code that would be meant to do primality test. Could you tell me 
> if there is anyone else working on this right now or maybe there is some 
> reason why the Math package misses any functionality regarding prime 
> numbers?

Welcome, Karol!

This has been discussed before (see for example [1] - search the
archives for more) and you can see an outstanding item on the math
wishlist [2].  The answer is that no one has stepped up to
contribute this.  As you can see, [math] is mostly analysis and
statistics now, with very little algebra (really just the linear
algebra required for the analysis applications) and no number
theory.  If you are interested in working on primality testing, you
are most welcome to start.  See [3] for some general information
about how to get started contributing.


> Kind regards,
> Karol Pysniak.

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