20211003, 04:36  #1 
Oct 2021
1 Posts 
Msieve error when factoring long number
I am trying to factor a large number however i get the following error when doing so. It is important to note that small numbers i have tried output correctly.
./msieve (some large number) error 4 converting '(number)' the number has a weird question mark as the last digit, and the number is over 900 characters. 
20211003, 06:02  #2 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
37·137 Posts 
1. A question mark is not a digit so get rid of that symbol if you want msieve to understand the number you're giving it. Or do you mean msieve adds that character? That may be because msieve shouldn't be asked to handle a number that size.
2. What kind of factoring are you hoping msieve does on a 900digit number? I think you're using the wrong tool; ECM is what you want to be using, since NFS won't work. Last fiddled with by VBCurtis on 20211003 at 06:03 
20211006, 11:12  #3  
"Alexander"
Nov 2008
The Alamo City
5^{2}·31 Posts 
Quote:
Last fiddled with by Happy5214 on 20211006 at 11:24 Reason: Clarify 

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