Talk:Riesel Sieve

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Untitled[edit]

This article says nothing at all! It doesn't say what it is (a BOINC project) or what it does, it just says it's in development. I'll edit it but somebody should definitely make something better.

Added some things, feel free to improve upon what's been added. By the way, curious as to why is this page in WikiProject California? --QTCaptain 07:13, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I've tried to give the article a bit more distance, avoiding "you" etc. Grammar check is needed, as I am no native speaker. 91.32.114.145 16:59, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Discrepancy in Results counts[edit]

In the text "Of the 101 Riesel candidates at the start of the project, Riesel Sieve has by 2007-11-15 found 29 primes, others have found 7 primes, and 66 candidates remain:", the numbers "101", "29", and "66" can be found by direct inspection of the project's webpages k stats and prime hall of fame. Note that these numbers don't add up: 29+7+66 = 102. The text is currently resolved by setting the number of out-of-project found primes to "6". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.103.113.20 (talk) 02:07, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

http://www.rieselsieve.com/about.php says "remaining 101 68" and "Posted 15 Mar 2005". In 2005 there were many more remaining so I guess 68 was added on an unspecified later date. http://stats.rieselsieve.com/kstats.php says "Page Generated: 02-12-07, 20:41:51", and lists 67 values (without claiming they are all the remaining, or that they are remaining at all). http://www.rieselsieve.com/ says a prime has been found for 469949 in a section saying "Posted 15 Nov 2007". 469949 is one of the 67 listed on the page generated 2 weeks later. I would say Riesel Sieve makes so many unclear and contradictory claims that none of them are reliable. Maybe the article should reflect that by giving intervals instead of single numbers determined by an original research evalution of which of their contradictory claims is more likely to be true. PrimeHunter 02:55, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
There you go: List of all found primes after start of project. It's german, but one should understand. -84.131.90.34 (talk) 14:57, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
That's a wiki and doesn't appear to be an official page by Riesel Sieve (which has been down for some time for unknown reasons [1]). Wikis (including Wikipedia itself) are usually not considered reliable sources. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:12, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah yeah, then just use it as comparison if there are questions. All primes can be found here and here too.7 -84.131.88.156 (talk) 14:56, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Math template[edit]

I've noticed that for some numbers in the article, their font is different due to a math template, while for other numbers no such template is applied. Which format is better? Are there policies regarding the issue? I've seen this in other articles as well. 069952497a (talk) 20:22, 2 February 2013 (UTC)