## mersenne40.txt currently unavailable

Due to extremely high demand for the file containing the decimal digits
of the new Mersenne prime, this file
is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience, and
encourage readers to check back at a later time.

However, please consider downloading a
zip-compressed version of this file.

The 6,320,430 digits of the new Mersenne prime
2^{20996011} - 1
(12597689545033010502049...63294714065762855682047) can easily be
generated by Mathematica. We are happy to provide
a Mathematica notebook for
calculating this number and for computing some of its properties.
If you do not own Mathematica, you can download a free
copy of *MathReader*.

The following table summarizes the distribution of decimal digits in the
new Mersenne prime.

**digit** |
0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |

**count** |
631705 | 632720 | 630989 | 631467 | 632004 | 633283 | 630929 | 633503 | 632964 | 630866 |

Additional information about the new prime can be found in the
*MathWorld* headline news
story from December 2.

Eric Weisstein and the MathWorld team

December 10, 2003