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Last week when an article reported looking at 'patterns' in the last digits of consecutive primes, I mentioned
I thought it swung the door wide open to a plethora of prime digit data exploration one might do. Mike Lawler gets that ball
rolling in this post (and I suspect others out there are looking at a
variety of possibilities):
(specifically, -- Mike looks at final digits of prime
triples, but one can imagine plenty of other possibilities -- having said that, it's also possible that the sheer act of looking over loads of data, now so easy to generate, will result in occasional pattern-like findings emerging... that may lack any real meaning, beyond "chance").
Anyway, could all make for a very interesting year ahead in primes and number theory....