## Enumeration of the prime triplets (q, q+4, q+6) to 1e16 Thomas R. Nicely

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This is a table of values of pi_3b(x), the count of prime triplets (q, q+4, q+6) such that q <= x. The first three such triplets are (7, 11, 13), (13, 17, 19), and (37, 41, 43). Also provided are the values of the related functions delta_3b(x), S_3b(x), and F_3b(x). The counts in this table were obtained by a direct and explicit generation and enumeration of the primes.

The domain of this table consists of each decade from 10 through 1e12, then each 1e12 to 1e16. See also Enumeration of the prime triplets (q, q+4, q+6) from 1e16 to 2e16.

Complete counts and reciprocal sums of the prime constellations from Nicely's computations (1993-2009), including the prime triplets, are also available. These data files are very large (over 60MB each, even for the zipped versions), including more than two million data points from 0 to 2e16 at intervals of 1e10 or better.

The symbols are defined as follows.

• pi_3b(x) = Number of prime triplets (q, q+4, q+6) such that the first element q <= x .
• delta_3b(x) = Li_3b(x) - pi_3b(x) . A positive value indicates a deficit of such triplets (compared to the theoretical estimate); a negative value indicates a surplus of these triplets.
• Li_3b(x) = integral(9/2*c_3/((ln(t))^3), t, 2, x) = Hardy-Littlewood integral approximation for pi_3b(x) . Although this is the traditional formula, note that a slightly more accurate (for small x) approximation is produced by the asymptotically equivalent formula Li_3b*(x) = integral(9/2*c_3/((ln(t+10))^3), t, 2, x) .
• c_3 = Hardy-Littlewood triplets constant = 0.63516 63546 04271 20720 66965 91272 52241 7342.... The kth Hardy-Littlewood constant (k > 1) is defined as c_k = prod((p^(k-1))*(p-k)/(p-1)^k, p; p prime, p > k) .
• S_3b(x) = Sum of the reciprocals of all of the elements of the prime triplets (q, q+4, q+6) such that q <= x . Note that if x >= 13, the term 1/13 is included twice; if x >= 103, the term 1/103 is included twice; if x >= 1873, the term 1/1873 is included twice; and so on.
• F_3b(x) = First order extrapolation, from S_3b(x), of the Brun's constant B_3b of the (q, q+4, q+6) triplets (the limit of the sum of the reciprocals as x approaches +infinity): B_3b \approx F_3b(x) = S_3b(x) + 27/4*c_3/(ln(x))^2 .
• The values given for pi_3b(x) are believed to be exact. The values for delta_3b(x), S_3b(x), and F_3b(x) are believed to be correct to all digits shown, except for a possible (rounding) error of one ulp (one unit in the last decimal place or least significant digit).
• Please inform me of any errors you find in these values.