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NAME

       matho-primes - generate consecutive prime numbers

SYNOPSIS

       matho-primes [start [stop] or "all"] ["twin"] ["pal" [base]]
       matho-primes [-htuv] [-c count] [-m number] [-p base] [start [stop]]

DESCRIPTION

       This  command-line  utility  is  optionally part of the mathomatic(1) package.  It quickly
       computes any number of consecutive prime numbers using a windowing, memory efficient sieve
       of  Eratosthenes algorithm, dumping them to standard output.  They are displayed one prime
       per line in ascending order, unless the "twin" option is specified,  which  displays  only
       twin primes, two primes per line.

       Generates  up to 18 decimal digit primes, or whatever is the number of digits of precision
       for a floating point long double in the C compiler used to  compile  this  utility.   Note
       that  this  utility might be compiled to use only double precision floating point, if long
       double precision is not fully supported by the C compiler or hardware, allowing at most 15
       decimal digit primes in that case.

       Ways  to verify that this utility is working are to pipe the output into the Unix "factor"
       utility, or compare the output with the BSD Games "primes"  utility,  using  the  supplied
       shell script: examples/testprimes.

       All numbers displayed by this utility are decimal (base 10) prime numbers.  A prime number
       is an integer that cannot be factored.

       A range may be specified on the command line, otherwise the starting number and the number
       of  primes to output is prompted for.  The range is start to stop inclusive, and stop must
       be greater than or equal to start.

       If the -c option is specified, the number of lines of primes displayed is limited  to  the
       decimal count that follows this option.

       If  the  -t  or  "twin"  option is specified on the command line, only twin primes will be
       displayed.  Twin primes are two primes that differ in value  by  2.   Each  twin  pair  is
       displayed together on the same line separated by a space character.

       If  the  -p  or "pal" option is specified on the command line, only palindromic primes are
       displayed.  Palindromes are symmetrical, they read exactly the same forward and  backward.
       The palindromic number base may be specified, the default is base 10.  The base can be any
       integer greater than 1.  Primes are always displayed in decimal (base 10).

       The version number and short  help  on  the  allowed  command-line  parameters  and  usage
       information are displayed when given the -h option.

       With  the  -u  option, all output (standard output and standard error output) is set to be
       unbuffered, making all output happen immediately, instead of when  the  output  buffer  is
       full or when the program terminates or waits for input.

       The -m option changes the memory size of the prime number sieve window.  It is followed by
       a decimal, floating point number which is a multiplier  of  the  default  window  size  (2
       megabytes).   It is possible that changing the memory size may speed up the total run time
       a bit; otherwise there is no reason to use this option, and its use is not recommended.

       The -v option simply displays  the  program  name  and  version  number,  and  then  exits
       successfully.

AUTHOR

       George Gesslein II (gesslein@mathomatic.org) at "http://www.mathomatic.org".

REPORTING BUGS

       If    you    find    a    bug,    please    report    it    to    the    author    or   at
       "https://launchpad.net/mathomatic".

SEE ALSO

       rmath(1),  mathomatic(1),  primorial(1),  matho-mult(1),  matho-sum(1),   matho-pascal(1),
       matho-sumsq(1)