I am looking for the most efficient and fastest way to generate a list of all prime numbers below a given limit
N in Python. I am seeking the help of the Python community to suggest alternative ways to achieve this. I have already tried a few methods, such as the Sieve of Eratosthenes and trial division, but I am still looking for a faster solution that can handle large values of
N. Here is an example code snippet that I have used to generate primes using the Sieve of Eratosthenes:
def primes_sieve(n): sieve = [True] * (n+1) sieve = sieve = False for i in range(2, int(n**0.5)+1): if sieve[i]: sieve[i*i::i] = [False] * ((n-i*i)//i + 1) return [i for i in range(2, n+1) if sieve[i]]
This code works well for smaller values of
N , but it can be quite slow for larger values. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of this code or any alternative methods to generate prime numbers in Python.