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# anonymous/Primer.cs Created May 16, 2013

Calculates prime numbers
 public class Primer { public int[] GetPrimes(int max) { if (max < 0) max = max * -1; if (max < 2) throw new ArgumentException("argument should be at least 2"); bool[] primeIndexes = new bool[max + 1]; // +1 because we're not using index 0, but we actually do need the last number (say, if max is 10, we actually need index 10 in array, so length is 11) int start = 2; while ((start = GetNextStartNum(primeIndexes, start)) > 0) { for (int i = start * start; i < primeIndexes.Length; i += start) { primeIndexes[i] = true; } start++; } List primes = new List(max / 10); for (int i = 1; i < primeIndexes.Length; i++) { if (primeIndexes[i] == false) primes.Add(i); } return primes.ToArray(); } private static int GetNextStartNum(bool[] primeIndexes, int minIndex) { if (minIndex * minIndex > primeIndexes.Length) return 0; for (int i = minIndex; i < primeIndexes.Length; i++) { if (primeIndexes[i] == false) return i; } return 0; } }