Talk:Elliptic curve arithmetic

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what is secp256k1 ?[edit]

What is   secp256k1   (as mentioned in the Rosetta Codes task's preamble:

    You will use the a and b parameters of secp256k1, ... .

-- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 22:18, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

I think that's a reference to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Secp256k1 --Rdm (talk) 00:33, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

multiple additions vs. multiplication[edit]

(Regarding the   extra credit   part of the task.)


Has anybody done more research on performing   N   additions versus multiplication   (as the   EchoLisp   example has done?

There certainly seems to be a difference on how the   multiplication   is implemented.   -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 22:25, 4 April 2016 (UTC)




Initially, I performed   N   additions   (via the   add   function)   and kept getting much different results than the other programming examples   (for 12345 repetitions).


I think it would be beneficial if the first ten multiples   (1 ──► 12)   would be shown so we could compare   true addition   via   multiplicative   results.   -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 22:32, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


First formula now invisible on standard OS X browsers[edit]

May need tidying up to achieve formula visibility on the OS X platform. Problems may include flanking of LateX expressions with redundant white space inside <math> tags Hout (talk) 13:25, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Specifically, the formula y^2 = x^3 + a x + b was hidden to most browsers by an under-tested cosmetic edit at 20:19, 7 June 2016 Hout (talk) 19:13, 21 September 2016 (UTC)