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1) Message boards : Science : Largest number checked? (Message 24746)
Posted 19 hours ago by kswag

Just a suggestion for the original question of this really old thread:
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This thread is like 7 years old and this still hasn't been implemented? Who are the project admins? It's so strange to me -- if I were in charge of a project like this, I'd have fun putting interactive feedback on the project page.
2) Message boards : Science : Wikipedia article on Collatz (Message 22774)
Posted 542 days ago by kswag
The section in the Wikipedia article on the Collatz conjecture dealing with computational evidence(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collatz_conjecture#Supporting_arguments) appears out of date. The article currently says that the conjecture has been tested for values up to 2^60, which is much smaller than numbers I have seen on recent work units.

In general, I think the Wikipedia article would benefit from a short summary of past and ongoing computational projects related to Collatz. I'm a little surprised this hasn't been done yet.
As a side benefit, since many people interested in the Collatz conjecture will be visiting the Wikipedia article, this could improve recruitment for the BOINC project here, which is never a bad thing.

I would add this information myself, but I actually don't know that much about past and ongoing computational studies of Collatz. Is anyone else willing to do this? (Or at least show me what sources to reference, and I can write it myself.)




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