Monday, February 1, 2016
ASCII Strings within the Largest Known Prime Number
Someone on the Youtube Numberphile Channel was wondering if after converting the Largest Prime Number to base 26 (see previous post) would there be any interesting ASCII strings within the Number.
I think I have created a Unix Function that will do the conversion.
( echo "obase=16;"; echo "obase=26; 2^74207281-1" | bc | tr -d '\n\\' | sed 's/ /;65+/g' ) | bc | xxd -r -p
This will take a while (maybe several hours, or days), but if I find something interesting, I will report the results.
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