For puzzler #14 we wonder how best to generate a list of the first 10,000 prime numbers. By generate I mean create the list using a Macro Scheduler script that performs mathematical wizardry rather than a script that pulls the data from one of the (literally) one

**B**illion web pages that Google finds if you search for "prime number list".

I have a script that takes about 20 minutes to generate the list. For reference the first prime number is "2" and according to my calculations, the ten thousandth prime number is "104,729". I'm using the brute force method I was taught in Junior High School roughly 57 years ago. Oddly, for something I've never used I recalled the method well enough to create an accurate list.

For general interest, the largest prime number has 24,862,048 digits. Lets not calculate that one.

Another point of general interest, this is the first puzzler in 7 years that has a real answer. We hope it has more than one answer. Unfortunately it will be the 6th puzzler for which I have no points to bestow upon the winner. Only my genuine respect and admiration. The winner, assuming there will be entrants, will be selected by our panel of judge from the scripts provided by said entrants.

If there are no worthy entries by the end of this month, The panel of judge will declare me to be the winner and I will post my magnificent winning script. Nobody wants that to happen.