# Prime numbers miscellaneous

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For a context to this, please see Prime numbers.

## Implicit Heap

The following is an original implicit heap implementation for the sieve of
Eratosthenes, kept here for historical record. The Prime_numbers#Tree Merging with Wheel section simplifies it, removing the `People a`

structure altogether, and improves upon it by using a folding tree structure better adjusted for primes processing, and a wheel optimization.

See also the message threads Re: "no-coding" functional data structures via lazyness for more about how merging ordered lists amounts to creating an implicit heap and Re: Code and Perf. Data for Prime Finders for an explanation of the `People a`

structure that makes it work.

data People a = VIP a (People a) | Crowd [a] mergeP :: Ord a => People a -> People a -> People a mergeP (VIP x xt) ys = VIP x $ mergeP xt ys mergeP (Crowd xs) (Crowd ys) = Crowd $ merge xs ys mergeP xs@(Crowd (x:xt)) ys@(VIP y yt) = case compare x y of LT -> VIP x $ mergeP (Crowd xt) ys EQ -> VIP x $ mergeP (Crowd xt) yt GT -> VIP y $ mergeP xs yt merge :: Ord a => [a] -> [a] -> [a] merge xs@(x:xt) ys@(y:yt) = case compare x y of LT -> x : merge xt ys EQ -> x : merge xt yt GT -> y : merge xs yt diff xs@(x:xt) ys@(y:yt) = case compare x y of LT -> x : diff xt ys EQ -> diff xt yt GT -> diff xs yt foldTree :: (a -> a -> a) -> [a] -> a foldTree f ~(x:xs) = x `f` foldTree f (pairs xs) where pairs ~(x: ~(y:ys)) = f x y : pairs ys primes, nonprimes :: [Integer] primes = 2:3:diff [5,7..] nonprimes nonprimes = serve . foldTree mergeP . map multiples $ tail primes where multiples p = vip [p*p,p*p+2*p..] vip (x:xs) = VIP x $ Crowd xs serve (VIP x xs) = x:serve xs serve (Crowd xs) = xs

`nonprimes`

effectively implements a heap, exploiting lazy evaluation.