Calculating all prime numbers <= 1000

VernonDozier 0 Tallied Votes 714 Views Share

Here's a simple, though not the most efficient, program that flags and displays all prime numbers less than or equal to 1000.

  This is a simple program which calculates all prime numbers up to
  1000.  This is not the most efficient algorithm, but it is easy
  to follow.  I'll post some more efficient algorithms soon that
  avoid redundancy, but the goal of this code snippet is a semi-brute
  force method that is easy to understand.
  The general approach is to declare everything prime, then start crossing
  off multiples of prime numbers from the prime number list.
  I do make use of two facts to make the program not completely brute-force.
  One, the outer loop only goes up to the square root of N.  Any non-prime
  number will have a factor less than or equal to its square root.
  Two, any multiple of a non-prime number is also a multiple of a smaller
  prime number, so any multiple of a non-prime number has already been
  flagged as non-prime.  Thus there is no need to flag multiples of numbers
  that are non-prime, so the inner for-loop can be short-circuited.
  There are some other mathematical rules that can improve efficiency of the
  inner and outer for-loops, but I'll stick with just these two for now for
  easier understanding.

#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
using namespace std;

int main ()
    const int N = 1000;
    const int SQR_ROOT_N = (int) (sqrt ((double) N));
    bool prime[N + 1];
    prime[0] = false;  // 0 is not prime
    prime[1] = false;  // 1 is not prime
    for (int i = 2; i <= N; i++)
         prime[i] = true;  // flag all numbers as prime initially
    for (int i = 2; i <= SQR_ROOT_N; i++)
        if (prime[i]) // no need for inner loop if i is not prime
            for (int j = 2 * i; j <= N; j+=i)
                 prime[j] = false;  // j is a multiple of i, thus not prime.
    // display prime numbers
    cout << "Here are the prime numbers\n\n";
    for (int i = 2; i <= N; i++)
        if (prime[i])
            cout << i << endl;
    return 0;
014 0 Newbie Poster

show me by pseudo code & flow chart

commented: This is not the way to ask to help +0
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