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Python: Accept a even number from the user and create a combinations that express the given number as a sum of two prime numbers

Python Basic - 1: Exercise-53 with Solution

Write a Python program that accept a even number (>=4, Goldbach number) from the user and create a combinations that express the given number as a sum of two prime numbers. Print the number of combinations.

Goldbach number: A Goldbach number is a positive even integer that can be expressed as the sum of two odd primes.[4] Since four is the only even number greater than two that requires the even prime 2 in order to be written as the sum of two primes, another form of the statement of Goldbach's conjecture is that all even integers greater than 4 are Goldbach numbers.
The expression of a given even number as a sum of two primes is called a Goldbach partition of that number. The following are examples of Goldbach partitions for some even numbers:
6 = 3 + 3
8 = 3 + 5
10 = 3 + 7 = 5 + 5
12 = 7 + 5
...
100 = 3 + 97 = 11 + 89 = 17 + 83 = 29 + 71 = 41 + 59 = 47 + 53

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Python: Accept a even number from the user and create a combinations that express the given number as a sum of two prime numbers

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

import sys
from bisect import bisect_right
from itertools import chain, compress
print("Input an even number (0 to exit):") 
ub = 50000
is_prime = [0, 0, 1, 1] + [0]*(ub-3)
is_prime[5::6] = is_prime[7::6] = [1]*int(ub/6)
primes = [2, 3]
append = primes.append
 
for n in chain(range(5, ub, 6), range(7, ub, 6)):
    if is_prime[n]:
        append(n)
        is_prime[n*3::n*2] = [0]*((ub-n)//(n*2))
primes.sort()

for n in map(int, sys.stdin):
    if not n:
        break
    if n%2:
        print("Number of combinations:")  
        print(is_prime[n-2])
    else:
        print("Number of combinations:")  
        print(len([1 for p in primes[:bisect_right(primes, n/2)] if is_prime[n-p]]))

Sample Output:

Input an even number (0 to exit):
 100
Number of combinations:
6

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