exercism fetch sml nth-prime

Nth Prime

Given a number n, determine what the nth prime is.

By listing the first six prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13, we can see that the 6th prime is 13.

If your language provides methods in the standard library to deal with prime numbers, pretend they don't exist and implement them yourself.


If the argument is not less than 1 raise the exception Domain.

Some of these concepts may be helpful:

Loading your exercise implementation in PolyML

$ poly --use {exercise}.sml


$ poly
> use "{exercise}.sml";

Note: You have to replace {exercise}.

Running the tests

$ poly -q --use test.sml

Feedback, Issues, Pull Requests

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A variation on Problem 7 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=7

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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