RandomPrime

RandomPrime[{imin,imax}]
gives a pseudorandom prime number in the range to .

RandomPrime[imax]
gives a pseudorandom prime number in the range 2 to .

RandomPrime[range,n]
gives a list of n pseudorandom primes.

DetailsDetails

  • A random prime is computed by repeatedly generating pseudorandom integers in the specified range until the desired number of primes has been produced.
  • If no prime exists in the specified range, the input is returned unevaluated with an error message.
  • RandomPrime[{imin,imax}] chooses primes between and with equal probability.
  • RandomPrime[imax] is equivalent to RandomPrime[{2,imax}].
  • RandomPrime[range,{n1,n2,}] gives an ×× array of primes.
Introduced in 2007
(6.0)