Functions to test whether a number is prime and generate the prime numbers within a specified range. Based around an implementation of Wilson's theorem for testing for an integer's primality.
Author: Oliver Keyes
Status: In development
primes is a simple package that does two things; tests for prime numbers, and generates prime numbers. Testing can be done with
is_prime, which accepts an integer vector of any length and returns a logical vector of equal length containing, for each element, whether it is prime (TRUE) or not (FALSE).
generate_primes generates every prime number between
min is 0 by default.
Both functions rely on a C++ implementation of Wilson's theorem for testing primality; in theory this is a very slow test, but in practice, due to the restrictions R places around maximum integer sizes, it's fast enough for our needs.
For the development version: