Bill Allombert on Wed, 30 Apr 2003 10:47:46 +0200

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Re: polredabs() suggestion

On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 05:53:15PM -0400, Igor Schein wrote:
> > P.S: I could "mark" the previous generator, so that the check is not done
> > many times on the same element, and it is just accepted as is, provided it
> > passes the test once. With current settings that means < 0.5% savings. I
> > didn't bother.
> > -- 
> > Karim Belabas                     Tel: (+33) (0)1 69 15 57 48
> I feel very strongly that this would show a significant improvement on
> the polynomials I've had problems with, e.g.
> x^8-97418273277417164826810*x^4-97418273278115084139045*x^2+97418273278115084139045
> ( from one of my older postings ).
> So if there's no performance penalty for an average case ( which I
> don't forsee ), it's a change I would more than welcome.

I am with Igor here. I have made a lot a similar tweaking in galoisinit.
While it seems wasteful in normal case, it can make a large difference
on catastrophical case. And usually catastrophical case are the more

For example you could keep a 'top 10' list of generators that appear the
most often and compare with them before the other test. If it is found, you
reorder them.