Talk:Elliptic curve arithmetic
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)