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Math::Prime::Util version 0.46
A module for number theory in Perl. This includes prime sieving, primality
tests, primality proofs, integer factoring, counts / bounds / approximations
for primes, nth primes, and twin primes, random prime generation,
and much more.
The default sieving and factoring are intended to be the fastest on CPAN.
Current measurements show it is faster than:
Math::Prime::XS
Math::Prime::FastSieve
Math::Factor::XS
Math::Big
Math::Big::Factors
Math::Factoring
Math::Primality
Math::Prime::TiedArray
Crypt::Primes
For nonbignums, it is typically faster than Math::Pari (and doesn't
require Pari to be installed). With Math::Prime::Util::GMP installed
it is usually faster than Math::Pari for bigints.
SYNOPSIS
use Math::Prime::Util qw/primes/;
# Get a big array reference of many primes
my $aref = primes( 100_000_000 );
# All the primes between 5k and 10k inclusive in a regular array
my @primes = @{ primes( 5_000, 10_000 ) };
See the POD module documentation for examples and more information on all the
methods included.
INSTALLATION
To install this module type the following:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install
You will need a C compiler compatible with the compiler used to build Perl.
Since the routines are meant to be used from Perl, the data types will match
the ones used with the Perl you are installing for. This means a 32bit Perl
running on a 64bit machine will result in a 32bit library.
DEPENDENCIES
Perl 5.6.2 or later (5.8 or later is preferred).
Bytes::Random::Secure 0.23 or later.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
Copyright (C) 20112014 by Dana Jacobsen <dana@acm.org>
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.
