pollardP-1.frink

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// Sample implementation of the Pollard p-1 algorithm for factoring numbers.
// This was the prototype implementation for the way that the factoring is
// actually implemented in Frink (the final product is written in Java and
// integrated with other factoring tests.)
//
// The algorithm was described wonderfully as Algorithm 5.3 in the book
// David M. Bressoud, _Factorization and Primality Testing_
//
// Thanks to Clint Williams for patronage and gift of this book.
//
factorPollardPMinus1[n, maxIter=1000000, startC=2, startI=0, startM=2 ] :=
{
   if isPrime[n]
      return n
   
   c = startC
   m = startM
   iterations = 0
   i = startI

   while (iterations < maxIter)
   {
      i = i + 1
      iterations = iterations + 1

      m = modPow[m, i, n]
      if i mod 10 == 0
      {
         g = gcd[m-1, n]
         if g > 1
         {
            // If we get here, g is either a proper divisor,
            // or it's equal to n.
            if g == n
            {
               // If it's equal to n, then
               // the algorithm won't work for this value of c.
               // In that case, we have to increment c to the next
               // prime and start over.

               do
                  c = c + 1
               while !isPrime[c]

               println["Incrementing, i=$i, c=$c"]

               m = c
               i = 0
            } else
               return [factorPollardPMinus1[g, maxIter-iterations, c, i, m], factorPollardPMinus1[n/g, maxIter-iterations, c, i, m]]
         }
      }
   }

   println["No factor found."]
}

// Test run to factor the Mersenne primes.
for b = 1 to 128
{
   println["\n$b:"]
   start = now[]
   print[factorPollardPMinus1[2^b-1]]
   end = now[]
   println["\t" + (end-start -> "ms")]
}


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This is a program written in the programming language Frink.
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