Project Euler

Posted on September 17, 2007 by Steve

It is positively cheering to see that tens of thousands of man-hours (and undoubtedly some number of woman-hours) are being invested in Project Euler. I have solved five of the easiest problems so far, and am pleased to report that all of my programs run in less than the minute said to be sufficient. Writing the programs is another matter; I didn't expect to find so much challenge and subtlety in writing a simple prime number validator.

I am using this as an exercise to learn some Python in addition to sharpening my number theory; other people take a more traditional approach.