Richard E. Crandall
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person A titan, as defined by Samuel Yates, is anyone who has found a titanic prime. This page provides data on those that have found these primes. The data below only reflect on the primes currently on the list. (Many of the terms that are used here are explained on another page.)

Proof-code(s): BC
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Username: Crandall (entry created on 01/18/2000)
Database id:13 (entry last modified on 03/28/2006)
Active primes:on current list: 0.3333 (unweighted total: 1), rank by number 1072
Total primes: number ever on any list: 0.6667 (unweighted total: 2)
Production score: for current list 24 (normalized: 0), total 25.1185, rank by score 1079
Largest prime: 2657# + 1 ‏(‎1115 digits) via code BC on 12/31/1981
Most recent: 2657# + 1 ‏(‎1115 digits) via code BC on 12/31/1981
Entrance Rank: mean 57.00 (minimum 57, maximum 57)

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Richard E. Crandall is director of the Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. He is the discoverer of the irrational-base discrete weighted transform (IBDWT) that is now used in Mersenne searches to halve the required FFT lengths for Lucas-Lehmer squaring. He is currently co-authoring a book with Carl Pomerance: 'Primes: a computational perspective.' Dr. Crandall is the also the founder of Perfectly Scientific, Inc.

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