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From: Stephen Nutt (snutt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-18 21:27:20


Thanks for the info. Sounds like a project for the weekend if I can find a
copy. Only have "Sorting and Searching" at home.


> <snipped>
> Knuth pretty well beats the problem to death in the "Seminumerical
> Algorithms" volume of "The Art of Computer Programming." He gives several
> algorithmic improvements on Fermat's formula, and discusses how to work
> larger numbers using continued fractions. I'll refrain from quoting any
> it, as it's quite extensive and messy, and everyone's got a copy anyway,
> right? <g>.
> Reid Sweatman
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