The Sieve of Eratosthenes For Finding Primes

Eratosthenes of Cyrene I first saw this algorithm to efficiently compute prime numbers while taking my first year computer science class.  According to The Prime Glossary it was known to have been introduced circa 240 B.C.  It was created by Eratosthenes of Cyrene (c. 276 – 194 B.C. ) who was born in Cyrene, a Greek […]