We present C++ software for a program which generates a primitive polynomial of degree n modulo p. You can also test a given polynomial for primitivity and find all primitive polynomials.
A sample run from the command line:
$ Primpoly 2 200
Primpoly Version 11.0 - A Program for Computing Primitive Polynomials. Copyright (C) 1999-2014 by Sean Erik O'Connor. All Rights Reserved. Primpoly comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the GNU General Public License. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; see the GNU General Public License for details.
Primitive polynomial modulo 2 of degree 200
Self-check passes...
x ^ 200 + x ^ 5 + x ^ 3 + x ^ 2 + 1, 2
Total time: 5.3 seconds on my MacBook Pro.
Running time vs degree for modulo 2
MacBookPro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
What's Coming in Future?
Use of tables of factored integers to speed up the algorithm.
Better random number generator for primality testing.
Primpoly Version 11.0 Source code and executables are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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Primpoly.cpp | Main program. |
Primpoly.h | Header file containing parameters and constants. |
ppArith.cpp | Modulo p integer arithmetic. |
ppArith.h | Modulo p integer arithmetic class. |
ppFactor.cpp | Factoring into primes and primality testing. |
ppFactor.h | Factoring into primes and primality testing class. |
ppOperationCount.cpp | OperationCount collection. |
ppOperationCount.h | OperationCount class. |
ppParser.cpp | Polynomial I/O. I took the liberty of using my own LALR(1) parser generator on a simple polynomial grammar to automatically generate the parser. Here is the grammar and its LALR(1) parse tables. The C++ LR parser isn't hard to implement using STL vectors and the automatically generated parse tables above. |
ppParser.h | Polynomial I/O. |
ppPolynomial.cpp | Polynomial arithmetic. |
ppPolynomial.h | Polynomial arithmetic class. |
ppBigInt.cpp | Multiple precision integer arithmetic for non-negative numbers. |
ppBigInt.h | Multiple precision integer arithmetic class. |
ppUnitTest.cpp | Unit test function for all the classes and their member functions. Runs always and prints to a log file. |
ppUnitTest.h | Unit test function. |
makefile | Makefile for Macs, Unix systems and Windows systems running Cygwin. |
knownGood.txt | Known good test results for automated unit test in makefile |
Primpoly.exe.mac.bin Primpoly.exe.vcpp.bin | Executables for Mac OS X 10.6/XCode 4 and Windows 7 32 bit/Visual C++ 2008. |
Primpoly Version 11.0 Source code and executables are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
This C language version is faster but has limits on the size of p and n since it uses native integer arithmetic. See the user manual for more details. For p=2 we can go as high as n=62. On my MacBook Pro, the time for p=2 and n=62 is 0.28 sec for the C++ version above and 0.18 sec for the C version. For p=2 and n=30, the C++ version takes 0.128 sec but the C version clock in at 0.027 sec.
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Primpoly.c | This is the main program. |
Primpoly.h | This is the header file containing parameters and constants. |
ppHelperFunc.c | High level helper functions. |
ppArith.c | Modulo p integer arithmetic, primitive root testing. |
ppFactor.c | Factoring into primes and primality testing. |
ppIO.c | Polynomial I/O. |
ppPolyArith.c | Polynomial arithmetic. |
ppOrder.c | Polynomial order testing. |
makefile | Makefile for Macs, Unix systems and Windows systems running Cygwin. |
knownGoodC.txt | Known good test results for automated unit test in makefile |
PrimpolyC.exe.mac.bin PrimpolyC.exe.cygwin.bin | Executables for Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows XP SP3 (Cygwin, 32-bit). |
On Mac OS X, I use the built-in gcc compiler and gdb debugger and also Xcode IDE; on Windows platforms, I use the GNU Cygwin toolset for command line compiling and debugging. But the optimizing compiler of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 generates a runtime executable running faster than the Cygwin (comperable in speed to Mac OS X/gcc). For online C++ language tutorials, books and references, see links to C++ documentation.
Copyright © 1986-2014 by Sean Erik O'Connor. All Rights Reserved. last updated 01 Jan 14.